39_Risk_and_Media08 - Lecture 39 Risk and the Media 30...

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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 1 Lecture 39 Risk and the Media
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 2 Final Week Readings (F) Pough and Krimsky, “Emergence of Risk Comm…” Readings (F) Sandman, “Getting to Maybe: Comm. Aspects of Siting…” Readings (F) Bean, “Speaking of Risk” packet (M) Sandman “Telling Reporters” packet (M) Greenburg et al. “Networks News Coverage” packet (W) Lave, “Fixing the System” packet (W) Starr, “Social Benefit versus Technological Risk” Readings packet (W) Slovic, “Perceived Risk, Trust, and Democracy” packet See top of Hw assignment #11
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 3 Responding the Disease Cornell Daily Sun
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 4 Murder in Manhattan
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 5 Murders, robberies drive up U.S. violent crime rate WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- POSTED: 11:04 a.m. EDT, June 4, 2007 http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/04/usa.crime.reut/index.html Story Highlights Violent crime up 1.3 percent in 2006, FBI reports Murders in big cities jumped 6.7 percent Robberies up 6.1 percent nationwide More guns, gangs and younger, more violent offenders blamed for increase More murders and robberies in 2006 sent U.S. violent crimes higher for the second straight year, the FBI said on Monday, with the increase blamed on gangs, youth violence, gun crimes and fewer police on beats. The FBI reported that the number of violent crimes nationwide went up by 1.3 percent last year, following a 2.3 percent increase in 2005. That had been the first rise in four years and the biggest percentage gain in 15 years. The report showed that murders in big cities jumped last year by 6.7 percent.
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 6 More violent, or just on TV?
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 7 TV Violence TV Programming
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 8 Real Crime at all Time Low in 2004?
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 9 AIDS coverage 1. What does women have to do with the issue? 2. Should medical professionals have to disclose their HIV status to patients? Newsweek, May 6, 1991
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 10 Telling Reporters about Risk P. M. Sandman Reporters want to talk to the person in charge,   not the PR Department. Managers need to understand media  and how to tell their story. Environmental risk is NOT a big story News stories differ among News magazines, newspapers,  TV documentaries and TV evening news differ;    but-- Reporters' job is  NEWS,  not education
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30 April 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 39 11 Reporters and Risk: News vs Education New is -- What happened ? How did it happened ?
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