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12.05.2020

International exchange about COVID-19 crisis-communication

Dr. Andreas Schwarz and Bengt Johansson from Gothenborg University discuss online about COVID-19 from the perspective of crisis communication research.

Online scholary-discussion with Dr. Andreas Schwarz and Bengt Johansson from Gothenborg University.

The new coronavirus and its impacts have been the dominating topics in the media landscape for the last weeks. Not only in the news but also in social networks and personal communication the topic is pervasive.

For organizations and administrations, crisis communication is more important than ever. Dr. Andreas Schwarz from the research group PR and communication of technology as well as Bengt Johansson from Gothenburg University have taken this as an opportunity to discuss COVID-19 from the perspective of crisis communication research. 

In an online scholary discussion, they do not only reflect on the particular challenges of pandemics and the special nature of COVID-19 but also discuss ongoing research as well as the role of researchers in times of the crisis. 

Host worked at TU Ilmenau

The meeting was organized and hosted by Dr. Alice Srugies. She worked in Ilmenau as a research assistant at the instutite of Media and Communication Science until 2016. Here, she specialized on the topic of public diplomacy. By now she works at Gothenborg University. In the Division of Cognition and Communication at the Department of Applied Information Technology she focuses on the examination of organizational and strategic communication in international and intercultural contexts.

Watch the discussion

The scholary discussion of Dr. Andreas Schwarz and Bengt Johansson can be found on the website of Gothenborg University following this link:

https://play.gu.se/media/Covid-19A+Communication+in+a+crisis+of+a+new+magnitude+and+complexity+-+scholarly+discussion+with+Bengt+Johansson+and+Andreas+Schwarz/0_2z6woy9q