Crisis and Communication Research Project

To live in the network society means to be invited an era of insecurity. This insecurity is nurtured by unexpected catastrophs, disasters and crises facing societies in all levels: local, national and global. Also important is the strong role of the new media, both as means of communication and a shared public space.

The approach of the project Crisis and Communication: A Comparative Study (C&C -project) is of social sciences. Our aim is to analyse the social and cultural implications of different types of crises.  C&C -project covers several crises at both Finnish (Nokia town water crisis, Jokela and Kauhajoki school shooting) and international level (Tsunami disaster, Virginia Tech school shooting).

The project is carried out by the Communication Research Centre at the Department of Communication, the University of Helsinki. The C&C -project is funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.

See also the new web page: Crisis, Communication and Society Research Network

updated 16.3.2010