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Risk in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Red Tide Blooms in Southwest Florida
Applied Environmental Education & Communication (2015)
  • Zongchao Li, University of South Carolina
  • Bruce Garrison, University of Miami
  • Steven G. Ullmann, University of Miami
  • Barbara Kirkpatrick, Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Lora E. Fleming, University of Exeter
  • Porter Hoagland, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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.
  • Red tide
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Zongchao Li, Bruce Garrison, Steven G. Ullmann, Barbara Kirkpatrick, et al.. "Risk in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Red Tide Blooms in Southwest Florida" Applied Environmental Education & Communication Vol. 14 Iss. 3 (2015) p. 167 - 177 ISSN: 1533-0389
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