Risk and the Media

Friday, July 18, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 52
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Session Organizer:
Renata MOTTA, Free University Berlin, Germany
The Discursive Construction of Risk (Oral Presentation)
Melanie WENZEL, Technische Universitšt Berlin, Germany

Politics of Science Online: Discursive Negotiation of Risk and Uncertainty Regarding Radiation Contamination (Oral Presentation)
Keiko NISHIMURA, University North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA

Microblogging and Macro Weather: Climate Change Risk Discourse on Twitter (Oral Presentation)
Giuseppe A. VELTRI, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Does Newsworthiness Influence Construction of Food Risk? Views of Media Actors (Oral Presentation)
Annabelle WILSON, Flinders University, Australia; Julie HENDERSON, Flinders University, Australia; Michael CALNAN, University of Kent, United Kingdom; Martin CARAHER, City University, United Kingdom; John COVENEY, Flinders University, Australia; Samantha MEYER, University of Waterloo, Canada; Paul WARD, Flinders University, Australia

Worth a Thousand Words: Conducted Energy Devices, New Media Events, and The Public Eye (Oral Presentation)
Nicole NEVERSON, Ryerson University, Canada; Temitope ORIOLA, University of Alberta, Canada; Charles ADEYANJU, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada