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Age, gender, and information-seeking patterns following an urban bridge collapse

Patric R. Spence, PhD, Kenneth A. Lachlan, PhD, Lindsay D. Nelson, Ashleigh K. Shelton, MA

Abstract


Previous research suggests that mediated information seeking may be especially strong during crises and other times of uncertainty, however, little is known about sex differences in both information seeking and responses under these conditions. The current study explores these differences using data collected from Minneapolis residents following the I-35W bridge collapse.

Keywords


information seeking, media, crisis communication

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2010.0032

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