Nuke Meltdown: Over-Control of Information and Media Hysteria

"Two outlets today nailed issues raised by the behavior of Japan’s government leaders and the utility company whose Fukushima Deiichi power station is suffering multiple losses of control and breached containment, and the behavior of many and perhaps most media in trying to tell the story, warn the public, and stay within the bounds of reason.

And a third writes a look-back on another environmental emergency – an account that may presage what a few wise reporters will be filing about this one a year from now."

Charlie Petit writes and curates for Knight Science Journalism Tracker March 17, 2011.