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Reconstructing Reality: Interpreting the Aeroplane Disaster News Story
Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Ana C. Garner, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
11 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Publisher
Emerald
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1108/09653569610121196
Disciplines
Abstract
At 9 a.m. on 31 August 1988, Delta Flight 1141 crashed on take‐off, killing 13 people and leaving 94 survivors. Existing research has furthered our insight into media coverage of disasters but it has not broadened our understanding of disaster narrative interpretations and disaster behaviour education. In total, 24 in‐depth interviews explore reader interpretations of print‐mediated disaster reality and the Delta 1141 disaster. Disaster news stories provide the frames people use to interpret aeroplane disaster behaviour. Concludes the media need to recognize that their pedagogical role extends beyond disaster reporting and includes disaster behaviour information.
Comments

Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 5, No. 3 (1996): 5-15. DOI.

Citation Information
Ana C. Garner. "Reconstructing Reality: Interpreting the Aeroplane Disaster News Story" Disaster Prevention and Management (1996) ISSN: 1758-6100
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ana_garner/12/