Welcome to the website for Haddow, Haddow: Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, 2nd Edition.
Communications are key to the success of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Accurate information disseminated to the general public, to elected officials and community leaders, as well as to the media, reduces risk, saves lives and property, and speeds recovery. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, provides valuable information for navigating these priorities in the age of evolving media. The emergence of new media like the Internet, email, blogs, text messaging, cell phone photos, and the increasing influence of first informers are redefining the roles of government and media.
The tools and rules of communications are evolving, and disaster communications must also evolve to accommodate these changes and exploit the opportunities they provide. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, illuminates the path to effective disaster communication, including the need for transparency, increased accessibility, trustworthiness and reliability, and partnerships with the media.
This site provides the following resources for students:
- Self-Assessment Quizzes Enhance review and study sessions with the help of this online self-quizzing asset. Each question is presented in an interactive format that allows for immediate feedback. Click here.
- Case Studies See topic-specific case studies designed to turn theory into practice. Each is followed by interactive scenario-based questions that allow for immediate feedback. Click on the downward arrow on the dark bar to go to a drop-down menu showing the case studies available. Click here.
- Additional Resources