The Reporting of Food Hazards by the Media: The Case of Greece
Social Science Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 721-733, 2007
Posted: 6 Dec 2007
This study focuses on the coverage of food hazards by the Greek mass media. During the study period of three years, 311 articles from two daily and one Sunday newspaper were identified and analysed. The most important results drawn from the analyses are the following: (a) genetically modified foods was the most referenced food hazard; (b) there was often a simultaneous reference to more than one food hazard in the text; (c) most of the articles had informative content; (d) a periodicity existed in the media coverage of food hazards; and (e) the articles' content was dependent upon the food hazard that was covered. Implications for future research are also discussed.
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