TITLE

Fairytale Crisis: A Schema for Crisis Journalism

AUTHOR(S)
Viney, Toni-Lee
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the United States, the news media deliver a steady diet of scandals, fear, and crises. With crisis reporting often disseminated to a world audience, enormous implications for how the world should organize public affairs in response to crises ensue. In this paper I propose several characteristics that define an understudied genre, crisis journalism. Using the literature on horse race journalism as an analog, I analyze the crisis journalism which framed Hurricane Katrina as my case study since it provides a context of a long-term national crisis mediated exhaustively. By using Hurricane Katrina as a case study, I position myself to address national social implications and better demonstrate the significance of this genre. Ultimately, I contend that a fairytale schema dominates crisis journalism. As a result, I argue that crisis journalism profoundly impacts public policies, particularly relating to peace and conflict. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
ACCESSION #
44852232

 

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