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

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Olga Kehagia

Agricultural University of Athens

Polymeros Chrysochou

Aarhus University - Department of Business Administration

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Kehagia, Olga and Chrysochou, Polymeros, The Reporting of Food Hazards by the Media: The Case of Greece. Social Science Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 721-733, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1053961

Olga Kehagia (Contact Author)

Agricultural University of Athens ( email )

Iera Odos 75
Athens, Votanikos 11855
Greece

Polymeros Chrysochou

Aarhus University - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Bartholins Allé 10
bygn. 1323 - 321
Aarhus, 8000
Denmark

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