Crisis & Risk Communication

Reporting Typhoon Haiyan: Dishing Up News a New Way

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Crisis & Risk Communication, Disaster Response, Social Media, Typhoon | 5 comments

Reporting Typhoon Haiyan: Dishing Up News a New Way

 After a major disaster, global news media outlets provide an important public service: they tell stories, report facts and share insightful perspectives. But we must remember, the news media is big business, and by it’s very nature, it sells by sensationalizing. Additionally, it often fails to ask core, critical questions that would help us, Joe Public, better understand and evaluate what is and isn’t working. The media’s response to Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) that devastated the #Philippines this week is no exception. Today my colleague John...

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Leaning into the Fire: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Crisis & Risk Communication, Hurricane Sandy | 5 comments

Leaning into the Fire: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change

Yesterday I unintentionally lit a fire on Facebook. I ruminated about the need to identify and use new language for climate change. While I am no climate change expert by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve spent two decades steeped in disaster communications, risk reduction and community resilience. I had some thoughts to share, and my online community did as well. Lesson learned: open pandora’s virtual box in an informal forum and everyone gets a say—and a chance to learn something new. What triggered my early morning writing was an article on the Homeland Security News Wire. The...

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