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From vision to catastrophe: a risk event in search of images

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Ferreira, Celio (main author), Boholm, Asa (author), Lofstedt, Ragnar (author)
Format:
Book chapter
Publication Date:
2001
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
animal health, coverage, dairy, environment, food safety, image, mass media, media effectiveness, photographs, pollution, reporting, risk communication, visual communication, water quality, diseases, visuals
Notes:
Pages 283-299 in James Flynn, Paul Slovic and Howard Kunreuther (eds), Risk, media and stigma: understanding public challenges to modern science and technology. Earthscan Publications Ltd., London, England. 399 pages., Authors discuss and show examples of images in the media presentation of risk events. Examples include mad cow situations and the experience of dairy producers in dealing with groundwater contamination caused by chemicals.