Category: Media Disaster Coverage


Women’s Narratives on COVID-19 Trauma

COVID-19 is a crucial moment in the world’s history, not only because of the life/death challenges our society faces, but communication challenges to deal with fear, panic, and anxiety. Newspapers, TV News, Political Speeches are used to shape our thoughts about this pandemic. In this sense, it is important not only to evaluate them but


Insights into the Coverage of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan’s English-Language Newspapers

In this presentation, Ms Finn-Maeda outlines the initial findings of the research she has conducted over the past two years for her Master of Arts in Communication degree. Her dissertation has examined the reporting of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan’s English-language newspapers, assessing whether the coverage could be said to have been alarming, reassuring,


When Terrorism Enters the Theatre. A Reflection on the Terrorist Attack to the Dubrovska Theatre in Moscow in 2002

In October 23, 2002, forty two Chechen Terrorists attacked the Dubrovka theatre in Moscow and took 850 people hostage during the performance of the Russian Musical Nordost. The terrorists commando included 22 women, the so-called “black widows”, i.e. women whose husbands had been killed during the Chechen war. The siege lasted 57 hours. To put


Media Construction of Apocalypse Halleys Comet and the End of Mayan Calendar through the Lens of Discourse Analysis

The research paper deals with media representation of apocalyptic predictions. It aims to describe how the apocalypse is represented / constructed in media discourse and what functions can the apocalyptic predictions perform. The theoretical background is highly interdisciplinary: the research was formed and inspired by concepts of Carl Gustav Jung´s analytical psychology and by the