Crisis communication during the red sludge spill disaster in Hungary—a media content analysis-based investigation

Gabor Sarlos, Gyorgy Szondi

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The article analyses the media coverage of red sludge spill, one of Hungary’s largest crises. The study focuses on the anal- ysis of stakeholder communication through their media representation, including the patterns, frames and messaging of the key stakeholder groups. It is found that stakeholder groups create their own framing and messaging and therefore give impetus to the creation of parallel realities. The scope of the analysis has allowed for the analysis of longitudinal changes and identification of trends in the behaviour of the media.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Public Affairs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2014

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