Discuss Media Influence in Disaster Response
Media Influence in Disaster Response Discussion
Step 1: This week’s discussion focuses on the influence of the media following a public health emergency or disaster. Be sure that you have read chapters 14 and 30 before writing your initial post. Refer to Figure 30-1: Disaster and Emergency Planning to formulate your response.
Step 2: Post a response in the discussion board addressing the following:
Briefly describe a disaster or public health emergency of which you were aware or involved and consider the following. Using the flow chart in chapter 30 of the text (Figure 30-1), talk about the influence (positive or negative) of the media, including social media, at 3 or 4 places in the cycle. Include several different types of media.
Share any personal or professional experiences you have had with the media, including social media, during or in preparation for a disaster or public health emergency.
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