Media, Technology and Crisis

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
10-11:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 11
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

In recent years, we’ve faced a series of environmental and human crises — from superstorms on the East Coast to mass shootings across the U.S., from a tsunami in Japan to civil unrest in Africa. With each disaster, journalists and citizen reporters leverage new technologies to cover, communicate with and support their communities. This session will examine how media coverage and digital activism shapes our responses to natural disasters and ongoing conflicts. Learn how new tools — from crowd-sourced mapping to civic hacking to live-tweeting to interactive journalism — have created new challenges and opportunities in moments of crisis.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good