This book illuminates the concept of disaster communities through a series of international case studies. It offers an eclectic overview of how different forms of media and journalism contribute to our understanding of the lived experiences of communities at risk from, affected by, and recovering from disaster. This collection considers the different forms of media and journalism produced by and for communities and how they may recognise and speak to the different notions of community that emerge in disaster contexts - including vulnerabilities and consequences that arise from environmental destruction and geophysical hazards, the insecurity created by armed conflict and limitations on journalistic freedoms, and result from human (in)action and humanitarian crises.
Jamie Matthews is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media at Bournemouth University, UK.
Einar Thorsen is Professor of Journalism and Communication, and Deputy Dean of Research and Professional Practice in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK.
Introduction.2. Brazilian Local and National News Coverage of the Samarco Disaster: A Disaster for the Community, the Corporation or the Environment?.- 3. Reporting from the 'inner circle': afno manche and commitment to community in post-earthquake Nepal.4.Kesennuma's Building for the Future and Ishinomaki's Rolling Press: sharing localised news of recovery from Thoku's disaster-affected communities.5. Drought is a disaster in the city: Local news media's role in communicating disasters in Australia.6. Media and climate migration:Transnational and local reporting on vulnerable island communities.7. Changing the story of urban violence in El Salvador. The crónica, the community and voices from the ganglands.8. Oscillating between alienation and frustrated engagement: the study of Donbas residents' response to conflicting narratives in the media.- 9. 'Bloodbath, invasion, massacre': Idoma Voice and the framing of the farmer-herder conflict in Benue State, Nigeria.10. Media and reconciliation: a study of media-led initiatives in post-IS Mosul.11. Is local journalism failing? local voices in the aftermath of the Grenfell and Lakanal fire disasters.12. Attributes in Community and National News Coverage of the Parkland Mass Shootings.13. Informing refugee communities in Greece: What is possible within the parameters of the humanitarian structure?.14. When Media Fuel the Crisis: Fighting Hate Speech and Communal Violence in Myanmar.