Media, Journalism and Disaster Communities

  • Jamie Matthews
  • Einar Thorsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jamie Matthews, Einar Thorsen
    Pages 1-16
  3. Environmental Destruction and Geophysical Hazards

  4. Armed Conflict and Journalistic Freedoms

  5. Human (In)action and Humanitarian Crises

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


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.


Local media Local journalism Disaster communities Civic media Media and disasters Community journalism Community media Disaster recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamie Matthews
    • 1
  • Einar Thorsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33711-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33712-4
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