The Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana under the media thematic area, gladly invites you to a workshop on the “Breaking News & Disaster Coverage in Ghana”.
 
News moves through many different media. Breaking news that comes in to interrupt scheduled programming may seem to be one of the techniques for competitive media coverage. This workshop seeks to analyse the June 3disaster as a case study. What is ‘breaking’ about the news? How did the Ghanaian media cover the June 3 disaster? What were the major frames used in reporting the disaster. How did the Ghanaian media fare in terms of their consideration of ethical concerns in covering the event and the victims? What were the major sources of news during this period? The forum therefore aims to bring all stakeholders and policy makers together to discuss the way forward, five months after the disaster.   
 
The workshop is scheduled as follows:
 
Presenters: Dr. Etse Sikanku, Lecturer, Department of communication Studies, University of Ghana
Mr. Augustine Botwe, Lecturer, Department of Media Studies, NAFTI
 
Chairperson: Mr. Bernard Koku Avle, Operations Manager, Citi FM
Date: Thursday, 26th November, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon
Venue: ISSER Conference Centre (ISSER New Building)
 
 
ABSTRACT:
 
Media Coverage of how the Ghanaian media covered the June 3 disaster: Acontent analysis of the Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide

How did the Ghanaian media cover the June 3 disaster? What were the major frames used in reporting the disaster. How did the Ghanaian media fare in terms of  their consideration of ethical concerns in covering the event and the victims? What  were the major sources of news during this period? This research examines how  the Ghanaian media covered the June 3 disaster by using samples drawn from two  dominant newspapers in the country: The Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide. The research examines the attention given to the issue, major frames, sources and  ethical issues regarding representation of such public disasters. The research was  grounded within the theory of media framing while content analysis was employed  as the methodological technique used in data collection and analysis.
 
 
 
ABOUT EGN
The Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) is a Country Level Knowledge Network (CLK-NET) with some characteristics of a civil society organization. It embraces all persons with adequate training and interest in discussing issues relevant to the proper management of the economy of Ghana and the country’s socio-economic development. The network provides a platform for disseminating research findings and discussing their policy relevance. The Network is funded by African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
 
For further details call 0289670908/0261563404.
 
We look forward to your participation in the workshop.

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