Members of this list might be interested in this newly-published Open Access title. Please read and share within your wider networks.
Social Media Use In Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness
Edited by Harald Hornmoen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, and Klas Backholm, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
**The ebook edition of this title is Open Access and is freely available to read online.**
Social Media use in Crisis and Risk Communication presents cutting-edge research on the use of social media in crisis communication and reporting. It gives recommendations about how different crisis communicators (information officers, crisis managers, journalists) can improve their ability to gather information, communicate and raise people’s crisis awareness by using social media.
Chapters address such questions by presenting new research-based knowledge on social media use during different crises: the terrorist attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011; the central European floods in Austria in 2013; and the West African Ebola-outbreak in 2014. The collection also presents research on the development of a tool for gathering social media information, based on a user-centered design.
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