Communicating Risks and Mitigations of Tsunami using New Media to Coastal Communities in Pacitan, Indonesia

Jandy, Luik and Gatut, Priyowidodo (2012) Communicating Risks and Mitigations of Tsunami using New Media to Coastal Communities in Pacitan, Indonesia. In: Shanghai International Conference on Social Sciences, August 2012, Shanghai - China.

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    National Disaster Management Agency has categorized Pacitan Regency, southern beach of East Java, as one potential area of tsunami. As the potential area, coastal communities in Pacitan should receive information about the risks of tsunami. People in that area should have the knowledge of tsunami mitigation for better disaster preparedness. Therefore, this research is conducted to provide initial information about the knowledge level and communication needs of coastal communities. This research is part of a larger body of effort to provide a proper communication method in disaster literacy. A survey has been conducted to various coastal communities such as fisherman, local seller, farmer, teacher, government officer, and youth. The finding shows people have gained knowledge about tsunami from mass media and socialization from the Agency. However, their level of knowledge remains in the level of what tsunami is. Respondents are saying the need of information about the symptoms and what should they do when tsunami is coming. Respondents also stated the need of interactive-convergence medium to give them broader information about tsunami. As follow-up of this initial finding, researchers would like to provide a new media application to be used as part of disaster literacy.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: Communication > New Media
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Jandy E. Luik M.A.Comms
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 14:06
    Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 14:06
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/15575

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