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dc.contributor.advisorThorson, Esthereng
dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Stephanie (Stephanie Elaine)eng
dc.coverage.spatialFlorida -- Palm Coasteng
dc.coverage.spatialIllinois -- Douglas Countyeng
dc.date.issued2014eng
dc.date.submitted2014 Springeng
dc.description"May 2014."eng
dc.descriptionThesis supervisor: Dr. Esther Thorson.eng
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the possible continued existence of a digital divide as it related to how residents in two disperse communities received notification of late season tornado events in 2013. The theoretical perspective of the Diffusion of Innovations, Knowledge Gap and Structuration theories were used to examine how notifications were received based on socioeconomic indicators of total household income and education affected the ability for respondents to be notified of the impending danger. Results varied for the communities surveyed, both supporting and negating how specific socioeconomic factors influence how respondents received notifications and the behavior they took after the message was received. Findings of the study indicate that higher total household income and higher education are often times associated with how respondents receive warnings of tornadoes in their area, but associations are not always consistent. Findings of this study show differences in how each community receives and reacts to tornado warningseng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 73-78).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (viii, 103 pages)eng
dc.identifier.merlinb106971475eng
dc.identifier.oclc900482279eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/44307
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/44307eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisher[University of Missouri--Columbia]eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. These. 2014 Theses. 2014 Freely available theseseng
dc.subjectAuthor supplied: digital divide, mass notification, digital inclusion, emergency notification, socioeconomic statuseng
dc.subject.lcshTornado warning systemseng
dc.subject.lcshEmergency communication systemseng
dc.subject.lcshDigital divideeng
dc.subject.lcshSocial statuseng
dc.titleThe effects of new media for emergency tornado notification on the digital divideeng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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