The Command Post Point Of View In The Local Mass Communication System
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
Crisis situations would seem to be a particularly good test of this mirror notion. Crises by definitions involve an actual or potetial major disruption of ongoing routines and are indicators that there has been interference by accident or design of regular social activities (Stallings, 1970). Of equal importance, they necessitate some collective response (Quarantelli, Weller and Wenger, forthcoming). From that very fact they are not only necessarily attention from that very fact they are not only necessarily attention getting but it would seem they should require some response by the local mass comnnmication system.
Mass Communication , local mass media outlets