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ERIC Number: EJ1071630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Risk in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Red Tide Blooms in Southwest Florida
Li, Zongchao; Garrison, Bruce; Ullmann, Steven G.; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Fleming, Lora E.; Hoagland, Porter
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v14 n3 p167-177 2015
This study investigated newspaper coverage of Florida red tide blooms in four metropolitan areas of Southwest Florida during a 25-year period, 1987-2012. We focused on how journalists framed red tide stories with respect to environmental risk, health risk, and economic risk. We determined risk to be a key factor in this news coverage, being an aspect of coverage of red tide itself in terms of environmental risk, tourism risk, and public health risk. The study found that red tide news coverage is most often framed as an environmental story.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 1009106 (CNH)|R21ES017413-01A2