Initial media hypervigilance becomes balanced reporting by the end of the segment
Please watch this segment to understand how education and knowledge can help people understand and coexist with mountain lions. The report starts off predictably with the news anchor inferring that the sighting of a mountain lion is an event to instill fear and panic rather than awareness and caution. It is encouraging that the introduction was followed by very fair reporting. The information given by local law enforcement and informed citizens was accurate and we thank ABC7 news for broadcasting these interviews which showed that people not only CAN, but are also WILLING to practice conflict prevention by being aware of vulnerable behaviors and responding accordingly.