Sharon Friedman's Selected Publication Index


  • Communicating Uncertainty: Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science. Edited by Sharon M. Friedman, Sharon Dunwoody, and Carol L. Rogers. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., 1999.
  • Reporting on the Environment: A Handbook for Journalists, Sharon M. and Kenneth A. Friedman. U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asian-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists. First printing, 1988. Second printing, 1996.
  • Scientists and Journalists: Reporting Science as News. Edited by Sharon M. Friedman, Sharon Dunwoody and Carol L. Rogers. American Association for the Advancement of Science Books., 1988.


  • "Low-Level Radiation" in Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication, 2010.
  • "And the Beat Goes On: The Third Decade of Environmental Journalism," in Environmental Communication Yearbook, 2004.
  • "Communicating with the Public about Exposure and Cancer Risk," in Exposure of the American Population to Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests, 2003.
  • "Risk Communication on Toxic Air Pollution," inToxic Air Pollution Handbook, 1994
  • "Risk Management: The Public versus the Technical Experts" in Risky Business: Communicating Issues of Science, Risk and Public Policy, 1991.
  • "The Never Ending Story of Dioxin" in Communicating Uncertainty, 1999.
  • "TMI: The Media Story that will not Die," in Bad Tidings: Communication and Catastrophe, 1989.


  • "Nuclear Waste: Knowledge Waste," (co-author) Science, August 13, 2010.
  • "Nanotechnology: Risks and the Media" (co-author) IEEE Technology and Society, Winter 2005
  • "Despite Challenges, Study Finds the E-Beat Has Matured," SEJournal, Fall 2003.
  • "Risk Communication, the Hanford Thyroid Disease Study and Draft Reports," Risk, Health, Safety & Environment, Spring 2001.
  • " Media Coverage of EPA's Draft Dioxin Reassessment Report," (co-author) Risk: Health, Safety & Environment. Summer 1999.
  • "Alar and apples: news media, risk and responsibility," (co-author) Public Understanding of Science, 1996.\
  • "Environmental Journalism: Guardian of the Asian Commons," (co-author) Environment, June 1989.
  • "Reporting on Radiation: A Content Analysis of Chernobyl Coverage," (co-author), Journal of Communication, Summer 1987.

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