The medias reporting of risks has often been blamed for inciting a culture of fear. However, others claim that the media have played an important role in contributing to the most risk-free period in documented history. Nevertheless, no studies have ever measured the efficacy of the media in informing and educating the public about terrorism and other hazards and disasters.
Before you begin this discussion, be sure to review the following readings and videos listed on the Learning and Assessment Activities page:

Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D.,  Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/
After reviewing the assignments, lectures, and PowerPoint presentation, as well as the readings, you have a better understanding of the issues surrounding the value, importance, and use of Ready.gov. For this discussion respond to the following:
Building on the community plan you posted last week in M6D1, what parts of the Ready.gov site did you find helpful in building your plan and what parts of the Ready.gov site could be improved upon in better assisting and informing the public about all-hazards emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D., . Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/national-preparedness-report



PowerPoint presentations:

Modified from: Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D., [Presentation slides][PPTX file size 124 KB]. Elsevier, . Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/

Online videos

Films Media Group. (Producer). (2004).  [Video file] [2 min 22 sec]. In Reporting on terrorism: The news media and public healthA Fred Friendly seminar. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496&xtid=33384&loid=49288
Films Media Group. (Producer). (2004).  [Video file][4 min 14 sec]. In Reporting on terrorism: The news media and public healthA Fred Friendly seminar. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496&xtid=33384&loid=49289
Films Media Group. (Producer). (2005).  [Video file][4 min 09 sec.] In City under siegeA Fred Friendly seminar. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496&xtid=34821&loid=22564


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