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Media, disasters & the public – audio collection

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 17th, 2014.

Communicating vital information to the public during disasters is an essential, but sometimes daunting, responsibility for scientists and engineers. At the request of members of the natural hazards research community, the Science Media Centre hosted a workshop reflecting on challenges faced and lessons learned during recent major events, such as the Canterbury and Cook Strait quakes, the eruption of Mt […]

Bad news for women: negative media and stress – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 11th, 2012.

With 24 hour news channels, smart phones and constant exposure to the internet, it is almost impossible to avoid news media. But what effect could this exposure be having on the rest of our lives? A new study has found that reading negative news articles can increase women’s – but not mens’ – sensitivity to […]

NZ Herald: Gavin Ellis – Paying the piper

Peter Griffin posted in on August 25th, 2010.

Gavin Ellis shares his lecture notes about the end of journalism, and why predictions of its death have been exaggerated. The rise in use of eReaders as well as other digital developments could see journalism continue to survive, and Ellis explains the news media came to be in their current situation, and why serious journalism […]

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