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.
About the Author:
JIM WILLIS, a former newspaper reporter and editor, holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Managerial Journalism at the University of Memphis. Professor Willis is the author of several books on journalism and the mass media including The Age of Multimedia and Turbonews (Praeger, 1994).
ALBERT ADELOWO OKUNADE is Professor of Economics in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. He has published more than 40 journal articles.