AIDS and the news media.

  title={AIDS and the news media.},
  author={Dorothy Nelkin},
  journal={The Milbank quarterly},
  volume={69 2},
  • D. Nelkin
  • Published 2 June 1991
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The Milbank quarterly
News reports on AIDS have appeared at a time of general public concern about health risks, and, like the coverage of risk, the reporting on AIDS has been controversial. Perceptions of this disease have been linked to economic and personal stakes, professional ideologies, administrative responsibilities, and moral beliefs. It is from this perspective that news coverage of AIDS must be understood. The norms and practices of journalism, the technical uncertainties of risk evaluation, and the… 
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