International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Book Review ‘Communication & Crisis’
Dr. Falah Amer Aldahmashi

This book covers the role of the media in dealing with crises and it includes a comprehensive overview of the many aspects relating to this subject. It offers a vision of media management during crisis and how to handle advertising campaigns and rumours to create a public media culture that contributes to basing Arab media culture on scientific foundations and removing improvisation, emotion and mood. The book consists of five chapters. Chapter One discusses the definitions of crisis and its characteristics and distinguishes between it and the other terms those are relevant, such as ‘problem’ and ‘accident’, whereas the second chapter shows the types of crisis and the factors which affect our understanding of the nature of crises. Chapter Three addresses crisis management and how to face stress. After that, Chapter Four is devoted to crisis management and its industry tactics. Finally, Chapter Five presents communication and its role in the pre-crisis and post-crisis periods and media dealing rules with crisis.

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