Backpack reporting of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Implications of convergent technologies on disaster journalism

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dc.contributor.author Zafra, Norman en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T02:41:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-07-17 en
dc.identifier.citation Pacific Journalism Review 24(1):102-122 17 Jul 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1023-9499 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41598 en
dc.description.abstract This article offers an analysis of digital technologies’ implications on disaster reporting using the perspective of a journalism-documentary practitioner. The study uses Typhoon Haiyan disaster as a case study and is based on an ethnographic analysis of the author’s backpack news production in post-disaster regions in the Philippines. It supports the notion that media convergence adds valuable new elements to storytelling and presentation of news but it only refines and not replaces traditional newsgathering methodologies. Drawing on the theories of emotional discourses in disaster reporting (Pantti, Wahl-Jorgensen & Cottle, 2012), media convergence and technological determinism, this article argues that journalists practising the backpack-style are confronted with more technical issues and even higher stress-level working in disaster zones, but being solo provides more opportunities to practice humanistic storytelling. Backpack journalists immersing in disaster zones can collect more personal narratives from survivors of a disaster who feel less intimidated by their use of informal equipment. en
dc.publisher Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pacific Journalism Review en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.title Backpack reporting of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Implications of convergent technologies on disaster journalism en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.24135/pjr.v24i1.397 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 102 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/article/view/397 en
pubs.end-page 122 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 747993 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2324-2035 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-18 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-07-17 en


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