Archives: risk communication
Monday, May 16, 2016
Dr. Josh Greenberg, School of Journalism & Communication By Ariel Root Communication is a crucial component of emergency response and crisis management. Warning imminently threatened populations, coordinating involved stakeholders, engaging community partnerships, and understanding public risk perceptions are all essential and effective risk...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Zika: Communicating Risk Under Uncertainty
Why has the Zika outbreak received so much international attention in the media? What do we know about the level of risk, the infectiousness of the illness, and the severity of the consequences? Not a lot actually. In their article in Policy Options, Rainford and Greenberg discuss the communication of risk associated with an...
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Vaccine Hesitancy and Risk Communication
By Suzanne Waldman, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University How do we make decisions about which risks to take, and which to not take? Do we look at evidence about the likeliness of harm, or do we go with our gut feel? Do we trust science, or follow celebrity advice? Why some people...