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Fig. 5

From: Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians

Fig. 5

How climate change contrarians (CCCs) and climate change scientists (CCSs) are sourced in CC articles—by media source. a Frequency distribution showing how individuals are sourced in media articles according to five types separated into two categories: mentioned (purple) and contributed (green). Pie-chart insets: The outer ring indicates the fraction of individuals analyzed by group; the inner ring indicates the fraction of articles analyzed featuring individuals from just CCCs (red arc), just CCSs (blue arc), or both groups (black arc, with this percent value indicated at the center). b The frequency of three sourcing configurations for unbalanced articles featuring either CCCs or CCSs but not both. The black segment indicates the frequency of articles featuring mentioned and contributing individuals. c The two most common sourcing configurations for balanced articles featuring both CCCs and CCSs. For example, articles with CCCs and CCSs mentioned is the most frequent configuration for The Guardian, which occurred in 44% of the articles featuring both CCCs and CCSs; the second most frequent configuration featured CCCs contributing and CCSs being mentioned (20%)

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