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Media, Journalism and Disaster Communities

Editors: Matthews, Jamie, Thorsen, Einar (Eds.)

  • Develops the concept of disaster communities through a series of international case studies
  • Evaluates the role of local media and journalism in supporting communities that are at risk from, affected by, and recovering from disaster
  • Argues that disasters reflect the accumulation and intersection of hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities that lead to adverse effects for communities
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About this book

This book illuminates the concept of disaster communities. Bringing together a series of international case studies, it provides an eclectic overview of how different forms of media and journalism contribute to our understanding of the lived experiences of communities at risk from, affected by, and recovering from disaster. In doing so, the research and perspectives presented in this collection aim to illustrate the utility of disaster communities as an analytical concept for future research. This collection considers the different forms of media and journalism produced by and for communities and how they may recognise and speak to the different notions of community that emerge in disaster contexts. Divided into three sections, this book uses case studies that encompass vulnerabilities and consequences for disaster communities that arise from environmental destruction and geophysical hazards, the insecurity created by armed conflict and limitations on journalistic freedoms, and result from human (in)action and humanitarian crises.

About the authors

Jamie Matthews is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media at Bournemouth University, UK. His research interests include international communication and journalism during conflict and crisis.

Einar Thorsen is Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication, and Deputy Dean of Research and Professional Practice in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His research covers online journalism, citizens' voices, and news reporting of crisis and political change.


Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33712-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: May 19, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33711-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media, Journalism and Disaster Communities
Editors
  • Jamie Matthews
  • Einar Thorsen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33712-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33711-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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