Academic Articles

Articles by David Sachsman

Environment Reporters and U.S. Journalists: A Comparative Analysis” (with James Simon and JoAnn Myer Valenti) Applied Environmental Education and Communication, Vol. 7 (2008), 1-19.

Regional Issues, National Norms: A Four-Region Analysis of U.S. Environment Reporters” (with James Simon and JoAnn Myer Valenti) Science Communication, Vol. 28 No. 1, (September 2006), 93-121.

Wrestling with Objectivity and Fairness: U.S. Environment Reporters and the Business Community” (with James Simon and JoAnn Myer Valenti) Applied Environmental Education and Communication, Vol. 4 (2005), 363-373.

Risk and the Environment Reporters: A Four–Region Analysis” (with James Simon and JoAnn Myer Valenti) Public Understanding of Science, Vol. 13, (2004), 399-416.

Who Sets the Environmental Agenda?” In The Reporter’s Environmental Handbook, Third Edition, edited by Bernadette M. West, M. Jane Lewis, Michael R. Greenberg, David B. Sachsman, and Renee M. Rogers. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2003, pp. 48-59.

An Early History of Environmental Reporting and Public RelationsSEJournal, Vol. 12 No. 2, (Fall 2002), 1, 14-15.

The Environment Reporters of New England” (with James Simon and JoAnn M. Valenti) Science Communication, Vol. 23 No. 4, (June 2002), 410-441.

Commentary: Should Reporters Use Risk as a Determinant of Environmental Coverage?Science Communication, Vol. 21 No. 1, (September 1999), 88-95.

“Reporting Risks and Setting the Environmental Agenda.” “In Environmental Education for the 21st Century: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives", edited by Patricia J. Thompson. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1997, 129-41.

The Mass Media ‘Discover’ the Environment: Influences on Environmental Reporting in the First Twenty Years” In The Symbolic Earth: Discourse and Our Creation of the Environment, edited by James G. Cantrill and Christine L. Oravec. Lexington, Ky.: The University Press of Kentucky, 1996, 241-56.

“Communication Between Scientists and the Media: Introducing the Concepts of Risk, Risk Analysis, and Risk Communication to Journalists.” In “Hazardous Waste and Public Health: International Congress on the Health Effects of Hazardous Waste, edited by John S. Andrews et. al. Princeton: Princeton Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., 1994, 945-952.

“Mass Communication Education: Moving Toward Diversity.” Mass Comm Review, Vol. 20, No. 3 & 4 (1993), 180-191.

“The Mass Media and Environmental Risk Communication: Then and Now.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Communication and Our Environment, edited by James G. Cantrill and M. Jimmie Killingsworth. Marquette: Northern Michigan University Printing Services, 1993.

A Question of Quality: How Journalists and News Sources Evaluate Coverage of Environmental Risk” (with Kandice L. Salomone, Greenberg, and Sandman) Journal of Communication, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Autumn 1990), 117-130.

Risk, Drama, and Geography in Coverage of Environmental Risk by Network TV” (with Greenberg, Sandman, and Salomone) Journalism Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Summer 1989), 267-276. Read as “PDF.

Network Television News Coverage of Environment Risks” (with Greenberg, Sandman, and Salomone) Environment, Vol. 31, No. 2 (March 1989), 16-20, 40-44.

Network Evening News Coverage of Environmental Risk” (with Greenberg, Sandman, and Salomone) Risk Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 1 (1989), 119-126.

Improving Press Coverage of Environmental Risk” (with Sandman, Greenberg, Salomone) Industrial Crisis Quarterly, Vol. 2, Nos. 3 & 4 (1988), 293-296.

Environmental Risk Reporting: Hypotheticals Teach Skills” (with Sandman, Greenberg, and Salomone) Journalism Educator, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1988), 57-59, 77.

Confessions of a Computer FacilityJournalism Educator, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 1986), 17-20.

“Linking the Scientist and the Journalist.” In “HazPro ‘85, edited by Richard A. Young. Northbrook, IL.: Pudvan Publishing Company, 1985, 196-202.

Evaluating a State’s Daily NewspapersMass Comm Review, Vol. 11, No. 1/2 (Winter/Spring 1984), 2-11.

“Newspapers Should Raise Salaries To Get and Keep Good Writers.” Jersey Publisher, Vol. 52, No. 7 (July 1984), 5, 12.

The Home News: Still at home in New Brunswick” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 13, No. 2 (July 1983), 34-37.

“The Battle of Trenton continues.” (with Warren Sloat) The Quill, Vol. 71, No. 6 (June 1983), 27-31.

Courier-Post: Living up to a legacy” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 13, No. 1 (June 1983), 24-27.

“Asbury Park Press: The right paper in the right place at the right time.” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 10 (May 1983), 22-25.

The Record: Big bucks, slick product” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 8 (March 1983), 22-25.

The Star-Ledger: Does bigger mean better?” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 7 (February 1983), 18-21.

Remembering ‘The Little Old Lady of Market Street.’” (with Warren Sloat) New Jersey Reporter, Vol. 12, No. 3 (September 1982), 23-25.

“Communicating for the Future.” Our World, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1979), 2-6.

Public Relations Influence on Coverage of Environment in San Francisco AreaJournalism Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Spring 1976), 54-60.

“Mass Media and the Urban Environment.” Mass Comm Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1974), 3-12.

A Test of ‘Loading’: New Measure of BiasJournalism Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4 (Winter 1970), 759-762.

The Adversary Relationship in Academe: A TestJournalism Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter 1969), 800-802.

Contributor to Mass Media and the Environment, Vol. II. (David Mark Rubin and David Peter Sachs) Report of project supported by NSF Grant GZ-1777, September 1971. Stanford, Ca: Stanford University Medical Center, 1971.