Martin Löffelholz publishes innovative overview of risk and crisis communication research

In the just published anthology "Risks, Crises, Conflicts. Challenges und perspectives of medial mediations" (Springer, 2022), Martin Löffelholz, head of the Department of Media Studies at the Technische Universität Ilmenau, provides an innovative overview of the development, results and challenges of risk and crisis communication research.

In his article "From Chernobyl to Corona Infodemics: Development, Results and Challenges of Risk and Crisis Communication Research", Martin Löffelholz first explains the emergence, internationalization and institutionalization of the research. He then concisely summarizes key research findings with regard to crisis prevention, preparation for, and management and evaluation of communication crises. Accordingly, crisis communication management is challenged in particular by the rapidly advancing datafication, algorithmization and automation of communication processes (including artificial intelligence).

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Reference: Löffelholz, Martin (2022): Von Tschernobyl zur Corona-Infodemie. Entwicklung, Ergebnisse und Herausforderungen der Risiko- und Krisenkommunikationsforschung. In: Beuthner, Michael; Bomnüter, Uwe; Kantara, John A. (eds.): Risiken, Krisen, Konflikte. Herausforderungen und Perspektiven medialer Vermittlungen. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 27-48.


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