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Melanie Koppert

on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of 3/11

Christa Westhoff, Noëlle Rijkers, Xander van Dieten, Claudia Lap, Melanie Koppert Introduction Question:

What are the differences between the American (ABC), Japanese (NHK) and the Dutch (NOS) media coverage on the 3/11 disaster? http://nos.nl/uitzending/34760-20110314-200000-nos-journaal-2000-uur.html Questions? Media coverage on the Tohoku Earthquake of 3/11 - Question
- Theory
- Video
- Conclusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9ZarO6_5U" “Astonishing patience and order” lack of 'disaster myths' in Japan ABC:
“They call it ittai”
“Not a single reported case of looting”
“astonishing patience and order” NOS:
“Hij zegt het allemaal met een ongemakkelijke glimach, een combinatie van traditie, schaamte en lotbezinning, waardoor maar weinig Japanners echt blijk durven geven van hun verdriet” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTlgtf7TME&feature=youtu.be '“Saigai” – The Japanese word for disaster.' - ABC - “confusion and then panic” ?
- use of adjectives
“widespread devastation”
“terrifying intensity”
- background (0:55):
“Disaster in the Pacific”
- dramatic music Metaphors Matter: Disaster Myths, Media Frames, and Their Consequences in Hurricane Katrina by Kathleen Tierney, Christine Bevc and Erica Kuligowski. Disaster Myth
-Panic Myth: In time of a disaster the public will panic. American Red Cross Campaign Slogan: “I can't stop a [tornado, flood, fire, hurricane, terrorist attack, et.] but I can stop panic.” The problem with disaster myths Media frames
- panic frame
- looting frame
- warzone-frame
- armed thug frame – Newsworthiness of events
– Disaster VS civil disorder Theory -Avoiding to cause fear VS emphasizing horror
-Well organized VS end of the world NHK NOS http://nos.nl/uitzending/34611-20110311-200000-nos-journaal-2000-uur.html -“Chaos in bezit van geordend land”
-Dutch and Japanese news vs. American news
-Care for citizens
-However: false image of safety? Analysis 1 Analysis 2 Conclusion Conclusion
- Theory and Japan

- Differences US and Japan - Video anomalies
- Downs and Ups
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