Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Disaster Communication In New Media In Government Public Relations Perspectives

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281803,
        author={Rachmat Kriyantono},
        title={Disaster Communication In New Media In Government Public Relations Perspectives},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={content analysis indonesia disaster communication new media},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281803}
    }
    
  • Rachmat Kriyantono
    Year: 2019
    Disaster Communication In New Media In Government Public Relations Perspectives
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281803
Rachmat Kriyantono1,*
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya
*Contact email: rachmat_kr@ub.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to prove that there is a change in media coverage of the disaster along with the development of new media. Disaster is an event that has a wide impact for the community. Media is a public relations partner providing information to the public, ie as a source of information about disaster as a form of public information. It is assumed that the quality of disaster information reflects how public relations performs the role of information subsidies to the media. However, through a content analysis, research results show that disaster reporting is only informative and has not been able to educate and foster resilience for the community. This study contributes to disaster communication studies by proving that the change of media character from conventional to new media has not been matched by the increasing role of disaster reporting for the community. It also provide theoretical framework for public relations fields that the role of information subsidies regarding educational aspects of the disaster from the government public relations has not been fully performed to affect media agenda.