Alar and Apples: Newspaper Coverage of a Major Risk Issue.

@inproceedings{Friedman1991AlarAA,
  title={Alar and Apples: Newspaper Coverage of a Major Risk Issue.},
  author={Sharon M. Friedman},
  year={1991}
}
A study reviewed coverage in 13 newspapers during 1989 of the issue of spraying the pesticide Alar on apples. Using VU/TEXT, a newspaper database, 297 articles in 13 newspapers that included the specified code words "Alar" with or without "apple" or "apples" were retrieved and analyzed using a 33-question coding instrument which recorded general information about the coverage and risk information crucial to the reporting of such an issue. Results indicated that for the most part the newspapers… CONTINUE READING