Government crisis communication about the Covid 19 pandemic in Germany
TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus
Topic: Governmental crisis communication about the Covid 19 pandemic in Germany.
Speakers: Kathrin Schleicher and Johanna Radechovsky, Department of Economic Science and Media, Group of Media Studies
and members of the International Crisis Communication Research Group
Time: Friday, 18.11.2022, 3:00 p.m.
Place: TU Ilmenau,Faraday Building, Weimarer Straße 32
Admission: 5 Euro
A research project of the TU Ilmenau investigates the communication of authorities around the Covid 19 pandemic. How is the risk and crisis communication of German government agencies and health care organizations coordinated at the federal, state and local levels? What are the problems encountered? And how can these be better managed in the future? The project examines the authorities' use of multimodal communication tools, i.e., the combination of text, images, audio, video and graphics.
In their lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, Kathrin Schleicher and Johanna Radechovsky, two researchers from the Group of Media Studies at the TU Ilmenau and members of the International Crisis Communication Research Group, will present initial findings from a survey of representatives of the key institutions involved in managing the Covid 19 pandemic, including the Robert Koch Institute and the Corona Crisis Staff. Members of the state chancelleries of federal states and representatives of health departments and administrations of counties and independent cities were also interviewed. Schleicher and Radechovsky illustrate that by examining organizations at the federal, state and local levels, the project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, permeates Germany's entire federal system.
Dr. Uwe Geishendorf
Central Institute for Education
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