Science news writers usually define technical terms to make the readers
understand the content of their articles. The choice of words, as well as
definition of concepts, often has influence on how audiences respond to
The study Seventeen Years of Media Reportage of Modern Biotechnology in the
Philippines, published in the April 2017 issue of the Philippine Journal of
Crop Science, found that Filipino news writers define modern biotechnology
differently, but most of them do not define it at all.