This website is the virtual home of ECREA’s Crisis and Risk Communication global community. You will find information about the section, upcoming events, past events, links and resources, with conference submission and publication opportunities. In addition, this is also a place where academics and practitioners can share their work they have published or presented, promote their publications and books, present best practices and broadly engage about Crisis and Risk Communication.

If you would like to be a contributor, email Audra Diers-Lawson (audra.lawson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) and she will set you up with a contributor account.

Crisis Communication Division Archive

Visit the Crisis Communication Division Archive for information and history of the section.

Meet the Current Management Team

Dr. Florian Meissner, Crisis Communication Section Chair

Professor for Media Management and Journalism at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Cologne (Germany).

He is Principal Investigator at the research collaboration DigiFit, a project focusing on developing methods to nudge protective behavior of citizens in the context of digital security. In this collaboration funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, he leads the communication subproject.

Disaster reporting, reputational crises, and cross-cultural communication research are among further research interests. His previous and current work also includes various editor and reviewer roles, including for the International Journal of Crisis and Risk Communication Research.

Dr. Yijing Wang, Crisis Communication Division Vice-Chair

Yijing Wang is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She serves as Associate Editor of the Corporate Reputation Review, and Editorial Board Member of the Business Horizons.

She is an organizational communication scholar specialized in the study of crisis communication, corporate social responsibility and reputation management. She has published in leading field journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Management, Business Horizons, Convergence, Corporate Communications, among others.

Dr. Daniel Vogler, Crisis Communication Division, Vice-Chair

Daniel Vogler is the Research Director of the Research Center for the Public Sphere and Society (fög) at the University of Zurich and senior research associate at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich.

His research focuses on crisis communication, public relations, journalism, online communication, and computational social science.

Ms. Heini Ruohonen, Crisis Communication Section, YECREA Representative

Heini Ruohonen (M.Soc.Sc.) is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Science with Media and Communication at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. 

Crisis management, emergent groups and especially digital volunteers that come together in crises are her primary interests in research. In her dissertation, she investigates how digital volunteers and crisis management officials could co-operate in future crises.