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By Adam S. Crowe

New applied sciences and verbal exchange instruments have replaced how the general public prepares and reaction to emergencies and failures in the group. regardless of troubling matters like international weather swap, local crises, and international monetary recession, advances in GIS and spatial applied sciences, the social media and real-time communications in the course of a difficulty, simulation and modeling applied sciences, or even the potential use of drones and robots in seek and rescue are between many attainable options better preparedness. This e-book addresses new and rising tendencies and applied sciences that would aid emergency managers and groups higher organize for rising threats and destiny disasters.

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While the number of subscriptions rose slightly until 1990, it fell far behind the steady growth of households over that same period as additional media forms—particularly television— grew in popularity. After 1990 the number of newspaper subscriptions fell steadily and by 2010 the number of subscriptions fell to roughly the same level as in 1955 [4]. Moreover, while some would argue that this reduction in newspaper readership was predominantly from the changes or closure of smaller, less profitable newspapers, the subscription rates for major American newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Daily News all fell by nearly 50% between 1990 and 2010 [5].

This issue is further exacerbated by the use of mobile devices to send, share, and access information in a nearly instantaneous fashion when compared to newspapers that are printed at most once per day. In Other Words…Why Newspapers Are Dying A newspaper is a package of content—politics, sports, share prices, weather and so forth—which exists to attract eyeballs to advertisements. Unfortunately for newspapers, the internet is better at ­delivering some of that than paper is. It is easier to search through 32 Communication and Engagement job and property ­listings on the web, so classified advertising and its ­associated revenue is ­migrating onto the internet.

According to one scholar, Gutenberg’s press was “in some respects less an ‘invention’ than it was a clever synthesis of existing technologies” [2]. 1). 1 Johannes Gutenberg’s press served as the initiator of one of the oldest and most well established forms of traditional media. ) 30 Communication and Engagement more than 350 years, but by the 1800s the rise of industrial technologies allowed for larger printed surfaces and an increase in the volume of printed material [2]. While the printing process has certainly been modernized in production, the fundamental structure and layout have not.

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