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How well the media report health risk

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Klaidman, Stephen (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
1990
URL:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/20025341
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
communication education, coverage, environment, food safety, health education, information issues, journalism, mass media, media effectiveness, public attitudes, reporting, research communication, risk communication, scientific communication, health, role, health communication, journalism education, specialization, service journalism, risk journalism, climate change
Notes:
Describes the differing roles of science and public journalism. Notes an increase in the number of science and health reporters who have advanced training in the fields they cover and a growing number of reporters being assigned to cover health-risk stories. Also notes development of a new form of journalism devoted to service rather than news.