How The News Media Views Its Audience: Station Policies In Civil Disturbances And Natural Disasters
Kueneman, Rodney M.
Wright, Joseph E.
Disaster Research Center
There has been a recent ourtpouring of writings and research in the sociology of mass communications (see, for example, Halmos, 1969; McQuail, 1969; Davidson and Yu, 1974). But except for some case study work, such as by Tuchman (1973) and Paletz and Dunn (1969), relatively little has been done on operating practices of specific mass media organizations (see Bagdikian, 1974: 138) and local outlets in particular (see Gans, 1972: 698). This paper deals with a survey study of specific operational practices of radio and television stations in natural disasters and civil disturbances.
civil disturbances , natural disasters , radio , television