Reporting On Risks

Reporting On Risks

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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Reporting On Risks

Health and safety risk issues such as AIDS, hazardous waste disposal, airline disasters, and health care policy frequently dominate the news and require a new level of sensitivity and expertise on the part of journalists. This volume focuses on a study of the trends in risk reporting and offers guidelines on how to report the dangers of these risks more accurately. It also examines the ethical implications of reporting risks to the public. This work will be of interest to those studying communication, specifically in the areas of ethics in journalism and public health and medical reporting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275952969
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents


The Field of Risk Communication

The Journalist and the Pursuit of Truth

The Scientist and the Pursuit of Truth

Covering Medical News

Covering Environmental Risks

Covering Disasters

The Influence of TV, Movies, and the Internet

Covering the Health Care Story

Ethical Issues in Risk Communication

Appendix: In-Depth Reporting Examples

Selected Bibliography


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