Downie, Peter W. (2012) The Renewal of Journalistic Practice in Disaster: Reporting from the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
Downie_MA_S2012.pdf - Accepted Version
This is a study of the practices and experiences of eight Canadian journalists in the week immediately following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The central assertion of this study is that a reenergized journalistic community is born in disaster in the absence of the comfort, familiarity and technical capabilities of the traditional newsroom and its decision-making structures. The exceptional conditions of the Haitian earthquake produced, with no formal planning, a mutually supportive and cooperative journalistic community. This research concentrates on how journalism operates differently in a disaster zone by rediscovering “the authentic” and how, amidst the ruptured meanings of daily life for Haitians, the earthquake represents a unique opportunity for professional renewal.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Journalism|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Authors:||Downie, Peter W.|
|Date:||24 April 2012|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||McLean, James|
|Keywords:||disaster, reporting, routine, journalism practice|
|Deposited By:||PETER DOWNIE|
|Deposited On:||19 Jun 2012 18:59|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2016 02:03|
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