TITLE

Trying to Achieve Balance Against Great Odds

AUTHOR(S)
Rivard, Jacques A.
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the lack of interest in balance reporting when it comes to exploring opposing views about global warming. It cites circumstances wherein balance reporting does not often work. It describes the position of Canada regarding global warming. It explains why editors are not interested in finding opposing views about the issue.
ACCESSION #
19403356

 

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