The Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group aims at providing a forum for scholars researching the mediation of political and economic crisis and 'scandals', wars and terrorism, disasters, catastrophes and risks, combining global and local perspectives. We adopt a broad understanding of crisis communication with theoretical contributions from different perspectives and disciplines and hope to stimulate fruitful discussions about threat-image constructions and the consequences for democracy and civil rights. This means that we avoid a more narrow-eyed public relations perspective concerned with offering 'best practice' advice for commercial corporations. Today studies on the field are conducted in many different disciplines, media- and communication studies and journalism studies being among them.
Within the IAMCR the academic debate about these topics has been going on in many different sections and working groups. We think the field of crises communication will benefit from having a common meeting point for communication scholars working both with journalism studies and political communication.
Chair: Virpi Salojärvi (University of Vaasa, University of Helsinki, Finland) [Contact]
Vice-chair: Paul Reilly (University of Sheffield, UK) [Contact]
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