Tag: search and rescue

Why media engagement matters

The other day I was having a discussion (via Twitter) with a reporter. We were talking about using media reports as data for analyzing a social phenomenon. I pointed out that the media had a bias toward things that “sold newspapers” so

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Social Media for Large Scale Incidents

Large scale Search and Rescue operations are rare and present interesting challenges for the agency in charge. One of those challenges is the role of the public information officer, or PIO. To quote from ICS Canada’s description The Information Officer is responsible for interfacing

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