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EMERGENCIES ARISE FROM
1. Earth quakes/Hurricanes/Floods
2. Domestic disturbances/riots
3. Terrorists Strikes
4. Airplane ...
Media includes
1. Print Media/ News agencies
2. Television
3. Radio
4. Network News Organizations
5. Cable Companies
MEDIA WORKS THROUGH GAMES
1. Gatekeeper Game
2. Objectivity Game
3. Reporting Game
How Media Functions in Emergency
Situations
1. They originate and create news
through independent reporting.
2. They serve...
Disaster Management Involves 4 Phases of
Activity
1. Mitigation: interaction with media and public
is the least.
2. Prepar...
In the Rodney King case
Journalists defend themselves on the premise
“WE REPORT YOU DECIDE”
The Times carried 21 and 78 ri...
1. 17% concerned with Rodney King trial.
2. 42% dealt with violence.
3. When riots ended media attention shifted
to law an...
OUTCOME
1. 50 dead.
2. One billion property damaged.
3. Rodney King sues the city for 83 million
but gets 3.8 million.
4. ...
For Media, Emergency/Disaster/Famine is
Big Business
Most of it is all about money.
In the mad rush for money humans tend ...
For Media, Emergency/Disaster/Famine is
Big Business
Most of it is all about money.
In the mad rush for money humans tend ...
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Media In Emergency Situation

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Media In Emergency Situation

  1. 1. EMERGENCIES ARISE FROM 1. Earth quakes/Hurricanes/Floods 2. Domestic disturbances/riots 3. Terrorists Strikes 4. Airplane crashes 5. Nuclear and “other” power accidents
  2. 2. Media includes 1. Print Media/ News agencies 2. Television 3. Radio 4. Network News Organizations 5. Cable Companies
  3. 3. MEDIA WORKS THROUGH GAMES 1. Gatekeeper Game 2. Objectivity Game 3. Reporting Game
  4. 4. How Media Functions in Emergency Situations 1. They originate and create news through independent reporting. 2. They serve as “conduit’ of official information. 3. They function as filter or independent check.
  5. 5. Disaster Management Involves 4 Phases of Activity 1. Mitigation: interaction with media and public is the least. 2. Preparedness: major role in disseminating warning weather information, evacuation instructions. 3. Response: most important source in crisis management. 4. Recovery: provides documentation of impact of disaster and relief operation.
  6. 6. In the Rodney King case Journalists defend themselves on the premise “WE REPORT YOU DECIDE” The Times carried 21 and 78 riot stories per day For a total of 247 items in 5 days
  7. 7. 1. 17% concerned with Rodney King trial. 2. 42% dealt with violence. 3. When riots ended media attention shifted to law and order stories. 4. 36% were hard news stories 5. 28% analysis and commentary. 6. 44% photographs of these 7. 42% showing violence. Residents of the community were cited more often than official sources.
  8. 8. OUTCOME 1. 50 dead. 2. One billion property damaged. 3. Rodney King sues the city for 83 million but gets 3.8 million. 4. Federal Aid of 100 million to riot victims. 5. 200 million to rebuild damaged areas 6. 400 million for small business loans. 7. Police Chief replaced. 8. 4 Police Officers re-indicted. 9. LAPD undertook to improve relations with inner city.
  9. 9. For Media, Emergency/Disaster/Famine is Big Business Most of it is all about money. In the mad rush for money humans tend to lose Objectivity. They have a price!!!
  10. 10. For Media, Emergency/Disaster/Famine is Big Business Most of it is all about money. In the mad rush for money humans tend to lose Objectivity. They have a price!!!

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