Covering wildfires: media emphasis and silence
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

  • Carlton Complex Wildfire
  • climate change
  • firefighter safety
  • firefighters
  • media coverage
  • public awareness
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: September 12, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58598


Media coverage can play an important role in framing natural disasters and influencing public understanding of disaster events and disaster management. How wildfire events are covered can affect public awareness and opinion of specific wildfires. Media coverage can also affect public perception of different aspects of wildfires and wildfire activity in general, and thus influence public support for different aspects of wildfire management.

Online Link(s):
Northwest Fire Science Consortium. 2019. Covering wildfires: media emphasis and silence. Research Brief 20. Northwest Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.