Provided by Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Guiding question: What opportunities and challenges emerge from the use of social media for organizational crisis communication efforts?
Adkins, Gabriel (2010). Organizational networks in disaster response: An examination of the US Government network’s efforts in Hurricane Katrina. In: Coombs, W. T. & Holladay, S.J. (Eds). The Handbook of Crisis Communication, Wiley, 93-114. via Google-Scholar
Etter, M., Ravasi, D., & Colleoni, E. (2019). Social media and the formation of organizational reputation. Academy of Management Review, 44(1), 28-52. PDF
Contemporary news article
Thompson, B. (2020). Zero Trust Information. Strachery Blog, March 11.
Pick a social media channel of a public organization on the local, regional, national or international level and critically evaluate its communication approach relating to the Covid19 pandemic in the light of the insights you gained from the lecture and the provided literature. Can you identify a certain strategy, and what could explain this strategy? (max 400 words)
Coombs, W. T. & Holladay, S.J. (Eds). The Handbook of Crisis Communication, Wiley. PDF
Knight, E., & Tsoukas, H. 2019. When fiction trumps truth: What ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts’ mean for management studies. Organization Studies, 40(2), 183-197. PDF
Olsson, E. K. (2014). Crisis communication in public organisations: Dimensions of crisis communication revisited. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 22(2), 113-125. PDF
Rasmussen, Joel & Ihlen, Øyvind (2017). Risk, crisis, and social media. A systematic review of seven years’ research. Nordicom Review, 38(2), 1-17. PDF