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Prompt

Listen to “The Daily” podcast episode from May 24,2018 (Links to an external site.) (23 min) – https://tinyurl.com/yb5o7uyl (Links to an external site.)

Next, read these two articles, which can be found in Wk 11 Module’s “Additional Readings” folder.

  • Psychological Outcomes in Reaction to Media Exposure to Disasters and Large-Scale Violence: A Meta-Analysis
  • Social Media in Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Management

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Social Media and the Internet undoubtedly give us helpful tools for crisis response and management. That said, there are negatives that can sometimes outweigh the positives.

1. Discuss the ways that the changing media landscape is affecting the psychosocial consequences of disaster, for better or for worse.

2. Reflect on the ways that media (social or otherwise) positively and negatively impact crisis management. How can we quell the rumor mill? How do we combat further traumatization?

Guidelines

Please be sure to follow these guidelines for this discussion:

  • This post does not have to be any particular length or style, but it does need to respond to all of the prompts.
  • You must respond to at least three (3) classmates but you may respond to more if you feel inclined.

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