Headlining heroin: policy change and reporting the heroin problem

Watts, R 2003, 'Headlining heroin: policy change and reporting the heroin problem', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 108, pp. 67-81.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Headlining heroin: policy change and reporting the heroin problem
Author(s) Watts, R
Year 2003
Journal name Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy
Volume number 108
Start page 67
End page 81
Total pages 14
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract This article explores the role of daily print media in the formation of policies on illicit drug use. It asks how we might think about the rote of the media in making drug policy and how the print media represent the use of heroin. In answering these questions through an examination of the complex process of problem making, the article suggests it may help us to better understand how issues which policy-makers identify as problems come to achieve such a status, and how solutions that come to be regarded as realistic - or not - reach this point.
Subject Social Policy
ISSN 1329-878X
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