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Bad Tidings

Communication and Catastrophe, 1st Edition

Edited by Lynne Masel-Walters, Lee Wilkins, Tim Walters


216 pages

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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"…recommended highly to all who wish to consider the finer points of media reaction to disaster both in the short and long term."

International Public Relations Review

Table of Contents

Contents: E.L. Quarantelli, The Social Science Study of Disasters and Mass Communication. L. Wilkins, Bhopal: The Politics of Mediated Risk. J.A. Ledingham, L.M. Walters, The Sound and the Fury: Mass Media and Hurricanes. R.W. Perry, M.K. Lindell, Communicating Threat Information for Volcano Hazards. S.M. Friedman, TMI: The Media Story That Will Not Die. G. Burd, Preventive Journalism and AIDS Editorials: Dilemmas for Private and Public Health. J. Scanlon, The Hostage Taker, the Terrorist, the Media: Partners in Public Crime. P. Patterson, Reporting Chernobyl: Cutting the Government Fog to Cover the Nuclear Cloud. R.E. Shain, It's the Nuclear, Not the Power and It's in the Culture, Not Just the News. D. Elliott, Tales from the Darkside: Ethical Implications of Disaster Coverage. L. Wilkins, Conclusion: Accidents Will Happen.

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