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Technical Risk In The Mass Media: Introduction, Allan Mazur Jun 1994

Technical Risk In The Mass Media: Introduction, Allan Mazur

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Special editor, Professor Mazur introduces and explains the origins of the symposium.


Reporting Risk: The Case Of Silicone Breast Implants, Dorothy Nelkin Jun 1994

Reporting Risk: The Case Of Silicone Breast Implants, Dorothy Nelkin

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Professor Nelkin finds journalists to be, if reluctantly, subject to influence and describes their uneasy relationship with scientists in filling a difficult role.


Mass Media As An Information Channel And Public Arena, Hans Peter Peters Jun 1994

Mass Media As An Information Channel And Public Arena, Hans Peter Peters

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Professor Peters argues that several functions of mass media compete and that attempts to improve risk coverage must avoid optimizing one at the expense of others.