Lehrstuhl Grundlagen der medialen Kommunikation und der Medienwirkung Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft Jena
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Institute of Communication Research


Chair of Mediated Communication and Media Effects


Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8

07743 Jena

Phone: +49 (0)3641 944930

Fax: +49 (0)3641 944932



Prof. Dr. Georg Ruhrmann





Mandy Fickler-Tübel



New research project on crisis communication
Thursday, 16 October 2008 09:42

A new third party funded research project on "Threats on the (Media) Agenda - Crisis Communication in the Process of News Selection" (German title: "Bedrohung auf der (Medien-)Agenda – Krisenkommunikation im Nachrichtenprozess") has been conducted at our institute since 1 October 2008.
In this regard, Prof. Georg Ruhrmann, Arne Freya Zillich and Roland Göbbel of the Institute of Communication Research Jena cooperate closely in a research group with Prof. Michaela Maier, Karin Stengel and Joachim Marschall of the University of Koblenz-Landau.


The project is dedicated to the question how politics and media observe international crises, how they attribute news values, and how news influence the process of such crises.
It combines content analyses of press releases, press and TV news with interviews of journalists, policy makers, military decision makers and recipients. With the aid of a compley methodical design, the project shows how the dynamical interplay of political, military and media actors causes the emergence of news, which are perceived as risk factors by decision makers of foreign and security policy.

The project, which has a duration of 24 months, is funded by the German Foundation of Peace research (DSF).