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The mass media has long been an important research and theoretical focus of the communication discipline. New media scholars conduct media research from a variety of scholarly traditions, including social science, humanistic/interpretive approaches, critical/ cultural studies, and rhetorical studies. The growth of the Internet, social media, mobile applications, media convergence, and a variety of other technological advances have significantly transformed the media landscape.
Crisis and risk communication are equally important to the structure of society. Without understanding how to effectively respond to, and potentially avoid, crisis and risk, individuals could find themselves in a state of everlasting collapse.
Casing Crisis and Risk Communication explores specific events that arose and describes how effective communication was responsible for sensemaking. The publication helps the reader develop a deeper understanding of, appreciation for, interest in, and dedication to, crisis and risk communication.
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Communication is not always something that human beings have control over. We communicate messages all the time, even though much of our communication is beyond our own awareness. And while the media through which humans communicate has transformed over the years, one thing has not changed: the mass inculcation of nonverbal communication.