psychosocial impacts of disaster discussion board question conspiracy theories fake news social media and disaster

Phase I: Answer The below questions:

Listen to “The Daily” podcast episode (Putting ‘Fake News’ on Trial) May 24,2018: https://tinyurl.com/yb5o7uyl (23 min) .

Next, read these two articles, which can be found in the attachments.

  • Psychological Outcomes in Reaction to Media Exposure to Disasters and Large-Scale Violence: A Meta-Analysis
  • Social Media in Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Management

Social Media and the Internet undoubtedly give us helpful tools for crisis response and management. That said, there are negatives that can sometimes outweigh the positives.

1. Discuss the ways that the changing media landscape is affecting the psychosocial consequences of disaster, for better or for worse.

2. Reflect on the ways that media (social or otherwise) positively and negatively impact crisis management. How can we quell the rumor mill? How do we combat further traumatization?

Reference to appropriate authoritative resources and official websites. Must be accessible online. Use New Times Roman 12 font with 1” margins and APA style. The answer should be at least 500 words.

You will find 2 examples from the other students are attached, but do an original work.


Phase II:

I need to provide a substantive response to my co-students and support my idea. In the attachments, you will find 2 classmates that I want a separate file for each one.

Reference to appropriate authoritative resources and official websites. Must be accessible online. Use New Times Roman 12 font with 1” margins and APA style.

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