Document Type

Conference Paper

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Journalism, History

Publication Details

ECREA (European Communication Research Association) fifth Communications Conference, 12th- 15th November, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract

The Great Irish Famine (1845 to 1852) took place just as major changes were taking place in the media. The coverage by Irish and international of the Famine had an influence on the media that shaped how catastrophes will be covered for the next century or more.

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