Contribution to Book
Media Impacts on Disaster Management and PolicyEnvironmental Security: Concepts, Challenges, and Case Studies (2019)
This chapter focuses on 1) The changing roles of the media as it relates to disaster management immediately before, during, and in the aftermath of an event; and 2) The media’s impact on disaster management policy-making in the months following the event. It begins with a case study analysis of the media’s coverage of the problems related to disaster management in the post-landfall period of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The case study shows that in the immediate aftermath of the event, traditional media1 coverage played an important role in drawing attention to the magnitude of the disaster, despite some initial challenges with obtaining accurate information.
- disaster management,
- disaster policy,
- media impact,
- social media,
- case study
EditorJohn M. Lanicci, Elisabeth Hope Murray, & James D. Ramsay
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Citation InformationFisher, J.R. & Lanicci, J.M. (2019). Media Impacts on Disaster Management and Policy. in Lanicci, J., Murray, E.H., & Ramsay, J.D., eds. Environmental Security: Concepts, Challenges, and Case Studies. Boston: American Metrological Society, pp. 137-143.