This project aims to investigate how the development of new digital media affects the way authorities communicate in the event of a crisis.

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The increased use of social media means information and news spread more quickly than ever; for effective crisis communication, these are great challenges.

Three studies will be carried out as part of the project: a systematic international research overview of the field, a study of media reports on digital platforms, and a study of communicative leadership during crises.

The project is carried out in collaboration with a research group at the University of Maryland, led by Dr. Brooke Liu.

Project Data

Project Manager

Prof. Lars Nord

Duration

2017–2018

Funding

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency