Brexit, Scotland, & Trump: Real Threats to Democracy, part 1
Opinion / Politics

Brexit, Scotland, & Trump: Real Threats to Democracy, part 1

At this moment, I shouldn’t be writing about the chaotic politics porn from the last couple of years all wrapped up in the decisions surrounding Scottish independence, Brexit, and Trump’s election  — I should be writing a book chapter on emotion and crisis, but my brain is obsessing about these three things, so I’m exorcising … Continue reading

Reconceptualizing Mass Communication as Engagement: The Influence of Social Media
Academic Editorials / Opinion / Social Media

Reconceptualizing Mass Communication as Engagement: The Influence of Social Media

This editorial was first published in the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism and is re-posted under Creative Commons Attribution License. “For the legions of critics who had previously dismissed platforms like Facebook and Twitter as vapid troughs of celebrity gossip and selfaggrandizement, the toppling of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt suggested that these tools were as … Continue reading

Using Multiple Leaders for Crisis Issue Management: The Case of the 2010 BP Spill
Case Studies / Crisis Communication / Research

Using Multiple Leaders for Crisis Issue Management: The Case of the 2010 BP Spill

The Public Faces of a Crisis:  Using Multiple Leaders for Crisis Issue Management Audra Lawson, Ph.D. Most models of crisis leadership focus on a single person – typically the CEO – as the critical public face during a major crisis.  Yet, there are multiple roles that leaders must serve including psychological roles to reaffirm officials … Continue reading