Reporting On Risks: The Practice And Ethics Of Health And Safety Communication

Hardcover | July 1, 1997

byWilliam James Willis

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Health and safety risk issues such as AIDS, hazardous waste disposal, airline disasters, and health care policy frequently dominate the news and require a new level of sensitivity and expertise on the part of journalists. This volume focuses on a study of the trends in risk reporting and offers guidelines on how to report the dangers of these risks more accurately. It also examines the ethical implications of reporting risks to the public. This work will be of interest to those studying communication, specifically in the areas of ethics in journalism and public health and medical reporting.

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Health and safety risk issues such as AIDS, hazardous waste disposal, airline disasters, and health care policy frequently dominate the news and require a new level of sensitivity and expertise on the part of journalists. This volume focuses on a study of the trends in risk reporting and offers guidelines on how to report the dangers o...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.56 × 6.4 × 0.9 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275952967

ISBN - 13:9780275952969

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?This book can be a valuable teaching aid or stand as one of two books in a class on this reporting specialty....Students should find this book clearly written adn sound in its advice. The ethical challenges force students to think about story selection, content, timing, and treatment. The examples offered should help students delineate between wise and ethical reports and those which are harmful. The ethics discussion is particularly insightful....This book challenges the reporter to understand and report the most sound conclusions in a manner that is sympathetic to the interests of key individuals....We need reporters who can report accurately and responsibly on risks. This book contributes to that goal.??Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly