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'Like all professionals, journalists are profoundly ambivalent about their own norms. Any time anybody stands up in front of a roomful of journalists and says, “You ought to care. You ought to make people realize how serious obesity is!” reporters can be counted on to say, “That’s not my job, that’s your job. I just cover it.” But if somebody stands up and says, “That’s not your job, that’s my job, you just cover it,” reporters tend to say, “Well, wait a minute. I’m a person too.” '
Reading through covering risk, I thought Precaution advocacy, Outrage management, and Crisis communication should be the priorities in that order, depending on the severity of the situation, but I eventually arrived at the Ambivalent nature of Journalists about their own norms. Surprising!.