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Are Issue-Cycles Culturally Constructed? A Comparison of French and American Coverage of Global Climate Change
We present a cross-cultural comparison of newspaper coverage of global warming in France and in the United States (1987-1997) as a case study to analyze the impact of culturally bound journalisticExpand
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Telling Stories About Global Climate Change
A theory of cyclical patterns in media coverage of environmental issues must account for more than intrinsic qualities of the issues themselves: Narrative factors must be considered. A contentExpand
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Defining Moments in Risk Communication Research: 1996–2005
  • K. McComas
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health communication
  • 1 January 2006
Ten years ago, scholars suggested that risk communication was embarking on a new phase that would give increased attention to the social contexts that surround and encroach on public responses toExpand
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The function of credibility in information processing for risk perception.
  • C. Trumbo, K. McComas
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Risk analysis : an official publication of the…
  • 1 April 2003
This study examines how credibility affects the way people process information and how they subsequently perceive risk. Three conceptual areas are brought together in this analysis: the psychometricExpand
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Theory and practice of public meetings
Public meetings are among the most commonly used, frequently criticized, yet least understood methods of public participation in community planning. Although systematic research on public meetings isExpand
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Citizen Satisfaction with Public Meetings Used for Risk Communication
Although public meetings are a frequent method of public participation and risk communication, little research investigates what citizens think about their use in environmental management. To examineExpand
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Nature Stories: Depictions of the Environment and Their Effects
This volume seeks to examine the role of the mass media - especially television - in the construction of the environment. It studies the effects from television's messages about the environment andExpand
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Motivation for Health Information Seeking and Processing About Clinical Trial Enrollment
Low patient accrual in clinical trials poses serious concerns for the advancement of medical science in the United States. Past research has identified health communication as a crucial step inExpand
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Framing Justice: Using the Concept of Procedural Justice to Advance Political Communication Research
Efforts aimed at increasing civic-mindedness must consider both what encourages and what discourages political engagement. Procedural justice argues that individuals care about the fairness ofExpand
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Information Seeking Related to Clinical Trial Enrollment
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We applied the risk information seeking and processing model (RISP) to explore potential differences in multichannel information seeking between (a) the general population and (b) cancer patients and their caregivers. Expand
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