Environmental newspaper reporting: A Michigan newspaper example


Do journalists write about environmental issues scientists think are important? A study of nine daily Michigan newspapers compared the newspapers' coverage of these issues with a scientific analysis known as the Michigan Relative Risk Analysis Project that prioritized the most important environmental issues. The newspapers generally agreed with scientists in their priorities on environmental issues, but disagreed considerably on specific issues, such as environmental awareness, solid wastes, habitat modification and ozone depletion.

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Publication Type: 
Conference Paper
Bean, E, & Detjen, J.
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 79th Annual
Date Published: 
Monday, August 5, 1996
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Accession Number: 
ED 401 571
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