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?
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