After the Storm: A Case Study of Tuscaloosa, Alabama's Communication Response to the April 27, 2011 Tornado Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Butler, Enelda
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • On April 27, 2011, an EF-4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama, resulting in 52 fatalities, more than 1,200 injuries, and the destruction of 12 percent of the city. This study examines Tuscaloosa's communication response to the tornado, specifically how the local media covered the communication strategies that the city used in response to this crisis. This study will also investigate how the local government disseminated information in the aftermath of this disaster, especially the types of tactics the government used to communicate with the public during this time. This information will provide an account of the city's communication environment in the aftermath of the storm.
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  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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  • Boynton, Lois A.
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