My Favorite Emergency & Crisis Management Blogs
For the past one month, I have been checking out other emergency and crisis management blogs with the hope of identifying the most compelling ones that I can share with you. In the course of my search, I have found Eric Holder of Disaster Zone and Gerald Baron of Crisis Blogger to be my top two. Both men have compelling insights about crisis issues and and I consider them thought leaders. They are willing to challenge existing norms and chat courses that others dread to even think about.
Eric Holder is the principal at Eric Holderman and Associates. He specializes in building regional coalitions between agencies, government departments, the private sector and the non-profit organization. He also loves communication with respect to media and media relations.
What I admire most about Mr. Holderman is his foresight in the use of technology and technology applications in emergency management. When it comes to cutting ideas on how to integrate social media and technology in emergency management, I find his views ahead of the pack.
On his blog, he provides a comprehensive overview of other bloggers and thought leaders in areas like social media in disease control, crisis informatics, government and the use of media.
Gerald Baron of Crisis Blogger is the CEO of Public Information Emergency Response (PIER), an organization that promotes the use of crisis communication technology. He is the author of “Now Is Too Late: Survival in an Era of Instant News.”
On his blog, he explores a wide range of issues ranging from banking crisis to terror, blogging, online fraud, social media and a myriad of other topics relating to crisis management. The fact that he started blogging as far back as 1996, says something about his commitment to the field.
It may also be fair to add that his blog is a mini-wikipedia of crisis management information sites. He has a comprehensive list of crisis sites and source including topics like: strategic communication, reputation management, public relations, media survival and more host both locally and internationally.
In the weeks ahead, I will highlight other bloggers that I admire and why I do so. If you have some compelling bloggers in the field of emergency management, please share with me and I will be happy to explore and share with you.
Gideon F. For-mukwai, CEM
New Media Facilitator