Risky Business: Communicating Issues of Science, Risk, and Public Policy


These essays written from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, philosophy, and journalism deal with media coverage of science, medicine, technology, disaster, and hazards in the environment and suggest ways that journalists, policy makers, and citizens can work to correct problems inherent in this coverage. Nelkin's foreword examines images of science and technology as conveyed through the media and poses two questions that succeeding chapters address: Why is science writing so uncritical of science, and why are scientists so critical of the press?

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lee Wilkins
  • Philip Patterson
  • Robin Gregory
  • Sharon Dunwoody
  • Kurt Neuwirth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.