Crisis Communication (acquired Section status)
This Temporary Working Group (TWG) aims at building a platform for European and International communication scholars to critically discuss and compare different theoretical approaches and empirical findings in coexisting research fields related to crisis communication.
The TWG advocates a broader understanding of crisis communication by:
- discussing the theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of crises in domestic as well as international contexts,
- including research on manifold crisis types on organizational and societal levels (organizational crises, war, terrorism, natural disasters, pandemia, etc.),
- looking at crisis communication actors in different areas such as politics, business, and civil society from different disciplinary angles ( e.g., journalism, public relations, organizational communication, audience research, media psychology, political communication, health communication, and international/intercultural communication).
Chair: Andreas Schwarz (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Institute of Media and Communication Research, Ilmenau, Germany)
Vice Chair: Winni Johansen (Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, Denmark, Aarhus V, Denmark)
Vice Chair: Alessandra Mazzei (IULM University Milan, Milan, Italy)