Title: Risk Communication in Europe After Chernobyl: a Media Analysis of Seven Countries
Authors: OTWAY HarryPARUCCINI MassimoCANNELL WilliamGIANITSOPOULOS Georgios
Citation: Industrial Crisis Quarterly vol. 2 p. 3-15
Publication Year: 1988
JRC N°: JRC5480
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC5480
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: WE ANALYSED MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE CHERNOBYL EMERGENCY IN SEVEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TO IDENTIFY COMMON COMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS. WE FOUND THE MEDIA WERE REASONABLY GOOD AT REPORTING INFORMA- TION PROVIDED BY OFFICIAL SOURCES, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE DIFFI- CULTIES WITH TECHNICAL TOPICS SUCH AS RADIATION EXPOSURE AND EFFECTS. THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION, AND IT AFFECTED COMMUNICA- TIONS CREDIBILITY, BUT THE MEDIA SEEMED TO BE REFLECTING CONFU- SION IN OFFICIAL CIRCLES AND IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY RATHER THAN CREATING IT. TYPICAL PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED AND SUGGES- TIONS MADE FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
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