The media’s reporting of risks has often been blamed for inciting a culture of fear. However, others claim that the media have played an important role in contributing to the most risk-free period in documented history. Nevertheless, no studies have ever measured the efficacy of the media in informing and educating the public about terrorism and other hazards and disasters.
Are the media the most effective risk, warning, and crisis communicators and public educators regarding terrorist threats and other hazards and disasters? Discuss why or why not.
Please reference and cite your readings and viewings in support of your responses