Proceedings of the International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)

The Leaders and the Challenge being a Hero through the Catastrophes: How the Media Question the Powerful Politicians to be a Savior to Handle the Crisis whilst Ignoring Others

Authors
Nevrettia Christantyawati
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Nevrettia Christantyawati
Available Online October 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
politicians heroic action, patriarchal order, media risk narratives, catastrophe, satire-philosophy, positioning and game theory
Abstract
The catastrophic storms, tempests, hurricanes, earthquakes that had battered many countries during 2017 attract many international media to focus on how the politician acted and handle up the aftermath. Many of them were very interested to scrutinize on how president Trumps reacted and cope with the victims through the crisis. At the same time, the terrible disaster occurred in other countries. In a contrary, the media report less than what happened in United States. From January until September 2017, the study has been conducted to frame the global reports of disasters in two well known media. However, the study revealed that it was not only in a powerful country that the media question about the leaders’ action. The study also found the same pattern that local leaders were also to be the next aim of person in charge as well. The connection of the symbol of hero and patriarchal order refers to many media paradigm to tell the story. The results lead to a representation of a satire-philosophic conclusion that it is beyond the heroic myths of powerful man who narrates dangerous risks and combat fatal disaster, catastrophe and crisis.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2018
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978-94-6252-553-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.18How to use a DOI?
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