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A Tale of Two Fears: Exploring Media Depictions of Nuclear Power and Global Warming

  • Jon Palfreman
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    Advanced technologies like nuclear power and looming environmental threats such as global climate change present major policy challenge for modern cultures. Public policy about such crucial and complex issues depends on public attitudes, which, in turn, tend to be strongly affected by mass media coverage. How "well" has the mass media portrayed these two evolving risk stories? Employing perspectives from both journalism and social science, this article will first review the history of mass media coverage of each topic, then analyze their differences. Copyright 2006 by The Policy Studies Organization.

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    Article provided by Policy Studies Organization in its journal Review of Policy Research.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (01)
    Pages: 23-43

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:revpol:v:23:y:2006:i:1:p:23-43
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