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‘Twitter as a Crisis Communication Tool’

Friday, 09 September, 2016

In this research talk, Amber Hinsley, Ph.D. (Communication), Ness Sandoval, Ph.D. (Sociology), and Ricardo Wray, Ph.D. (Public Health) will be presenting findings from an interdisciplinary research project on crisis communication and social media.

The presentation, “Twitter as a Crisis Communication Tool: Using Social Media for Building Community Resilience and Credibility in Ferguson,” will take place at noon on Friday, Sept. 9, in Xavier Hall 332.

The research examines how local activists, journalists and government/law enforcement officials used Twitter in the months following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson. They identify different strategies used by each group as they sought to share information, establish credibility and help the community recover.

Other members of the research team include Hyunmin Lee, Ph.D., Keri Jupka, MPH, Christopher Blank, MPH, and Claire Cioni, MPH.

Light refreshments will be served.