'Hurricanes and hashtags: the power dynamics of humanitarian reporting in a digital age'

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Glenda Cooper shared her insights on the power dynamics of reporting a humanitarian crisis in a digital age, and raised several pertinent questions, including: do social media really allow diverse points of view? Cooper has studied the news reportage during the earthquake in Japan (2011), the Hudson plane crash, Oklahoma tornado and Bangkok bomb blasts (2015) from an anthropological lens. 

Glenda Cooper is a lecturer in journalism at City University and author of Humanitarianism, Communications and Change.

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Speakers: Glenda Cooper