The following are additional readings for COMM 3201 Health Communication.

NOV 17 & NOV 20 —  Natural gas “fracking” and nuclear energy as public health debates


  • Ropeik, D. (2012, June 15). The Rise of Nuclear Fear: How We Learned to Fear the Radiation. Scientific [HTML]
  • Stoutenborough et al (2013). Knowledge, risk and policy support: Public perceptions of nuclear power. Energy Policy, 62, 176–184. [Library Gateway]
  • Revkin, A. (2013, June 13). A film presses the climate, health and security case for nuclear. Dot Earth, New York Times [HTML]
  • Lyman, E. (2013, Nov 7). Scientist: Film hypes the potential of nuclear energy. [HTML]
  • Stone, R. (2013, Nov 7). Pandora’s Promise director defends his controversial nuclear energy film. [HTML]
  • Mazur, A. (2014). How did the fracking controversy emerge in the period 2010-2012? Public Understanding of Science, in press [Library Gateway]
  • Boudet, H. et al. (2014). “Fracking” controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing. Energy Policy, 65, 55-67. [Library Gateway]

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