J-Source’s Covering Health Crises section has become a cauldron of news and views about
journalism’s role when pandemics strike. The section anxiously awaits your
comments. Food for thought includes:

Clearly, journalists across Canada
are struggling with the line between informing the public and over-ringing the
alarm bells. Thankfully, we can leave the true terror to the aggregating power
of the blogosphere: if you want to feel nervous about your cough, check out the
Avian and Swine Flu
Blog
, a project of a B.C. English teacher.   


J-Source’s Covering Health Crises section has become a cauldron of news and views about
journalism’s role when pandemics strike. The section anxiously awaits your
comments. Food for thought includes:

Clearly, journalists across Canada
are struggling with the line between informing the public and over-ringing the
alarm bells. Thankfully, we can leave the true terror to the aggregating power
of the blogosphere: if you want to feel nervous about your cough, check out the
Avian and Swine Flu
Blog
, a project of a B.C. English teacher.   

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.