Role of the Media in Pollution Prevention

This session dealt with how the media cuts across the issues of technology and public policy. The role of the media had become… read more

This session dealt with how the media cuts across the issues of technology and public policy. The role of the media had become controversial as their coverage of environmental issues continued to grow. The central question was: Is the media practicing objective journalism or public policy advocacy? Topics of discussion included: whether the media should be responsible for pushing government and industrial reforms; should the media try to balance the power and resources between corporations and environmental groups; is the media influencing environmental policy rather than educating the public about complex issues; has the media scrutinized the environmentalists' arguments as closely as they should, and has the media tried to portray the answers as overly simple without any trade-offs. close

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  • Karen Doyne Supervisor Fleishman-Hillard Intl. Communications->Accounting
  • Mary Harger Correspondent Newsweek->Environment and Science
  • Herb Quinn Coordinator Global Pollution Prevention Conference
  • Bud Ward Executive Director The New Republic
  • Arthur Wiese American Petroleum Institute
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Role of the Media in Pollution Prevention

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Program ID:
17441-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 06, 1991 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 08, 1991 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 06, 1991 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 1991 | 11:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 1991 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 08, 1991 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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