The Tsunami and the Internet: The Role of New Media Technologies in Disaster Awareness and Relief

By Kris P. Kodrich and Melinda Laituri.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The Internet has increasingly played a key role in disaster awareness and relief efforts.

Keywords: Internet, New Media, Disaster-Response Community, Online Donations, Earthquake, Tsunami

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.115MB).

Dr. Kris P. Kodrich

Kris Kodrich is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University, USA. A former reporter and city editor for several U.S. daily newspapers, he has been a Freedom Forum Asia fellow at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and a Fulbright journalism fellow in Spain. His areas of interest include: online journalism; international mass communication; and communication in technology transfer. He has a Ph.D. in journalism from Indiana University, USA.

Melinda Laituri

Melinda Laituri is an associate professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship at Colorado State University, USA. She has been a lecturer and post-doctoral research fellow at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her areas of interest include: cultural geography; environmental equity, risk and hazards; and geographic information systems. She has a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Arizona, USA.


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