Reporting on Risks: The Practice and Ethics of Health and Safety Communication

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Reporting on Risks
THE PRACTICE AND ETHICS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMUNICATION

Jim Willis with Albert Adelowo Okunade

PRAEGER

Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - The Field of Risk Communication 1
  • 2 - The Journalist and the Pursuit of Truth 17
  • Notes 38
  • 3 - The Scientist and the Pursuit of Truth 41
  • Notes 51
  • 4 - Covering Medical News 53
  • Notes 72
  • 5 - Covering Environmental Risks 75
  • Notes 92
  • 6 - Covering Disasters 95
  • Notes 117
  • 7 - The Influence of TV, Movies, and the Internet on Health Perceptions 119
  • Notes 141
  • 8 - Covering the Health Care Story 145
  • Notes 159
  • 9 - Ethical Issues in Risk Communication 163
  • Notes 188
  • Appendix: In. Depth Reporting Examples 191
  • AIDS in the Heartland 193
  • "AIDS in the Hearthland: The Final Chapter" (excerpted) 205
  • Science vs. Stigma: Understanding Mental Illness 207
  • Medical Menace 213
  • Selected Bibliography 221
  • Index 225
  • About the Authors 230
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