Scientific Expertise and Media Discourse


In order to restore the public’s trust, we propose to develop an innovative tool to increase the quality, responsiveness and reliability of journalistic standpoints, by introducing an automatic mapping solution based on a comparative analysis of topics covered by Avis d’experts, Le Temps and on Wikipedia.

Keywords :
media, contextualization, reliability, mapping, qualitative analysis, semantic analysis
Original title

“Expertise scientifique et discours médiatiques”


12 months

People involved

Principal investigators

Agathe Chevalier (Universities of Western Switzerland – RTS)

Prof. Boris Beaude (UNIL)

Prof. Laurence Kaufmann (UNIL)



Philippe Gonzalez (UNIL)

Olivier Glassey (UNIL)

Matthieu Devaux (UNIL)

Radu Suciu (UNIGE)


Media partner

Gaël Hürlimann (Le Temps)


Industry partner

Ulrich Fischer (Memoways)

Academic institutions

Science and Technology Studies Laboratory – STSLab (UNIL)

THEMA Laboratory (UNIL)

Interfaculty Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine – CIBSHM (UNIGE)

Media partners

RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse (SRG) – Avis d’experts

Le Temps (Ringier)

Industry partners



This project started in October 2019 and is ongoing

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