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Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism

The pathway ‘Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism’ focuses on the ways media and public, private or non governmental organizations communicate about present, emerging, and evolving risks. Combining the methodical engagement with the rich theoretical and case study research literature with a hands on coverage of current crises and emergencies, the pathway explores the best practices in dealing with the issues of peace and war, environment, science and public health.
 
Learning Objectives
• Awareness of the significance of risk communication in contemporary global society
• Ability to match appropriate form of risk communication to type of risk
• Appreciation of the challenges and parameters of independent reporting in the diverse field of risk/crisis journalism
• Acquisition of key investigative, analytical and reporting skills regarding the covering of crises/risks/emergencies issues from an independent, scrupulous and socially responsible point of view

 

Course Structure

Pathway 3: RISK COMMUNICATION AND CRISIS JOURNALISM

 

  Semester    Courses ECTS
        Α

Core Course

RIC 301 – Risk Communication

 

10
     Α + Β

   Electives

RIC 302 – Peace Journalism

RIC 303 – Environmental Journalism

RIC 304 – Science Journalism

RIC 305 – Mass Communication and Public Health

RIC 306 – Communication Campaign Design and Analysis

RIC 307 – Reporting War & Crises

RIC 308 – Images of Emergency: The politics of Documentary

MCC 400 – Communications Research Methods

10

each

 

Please note that the list of electives may change slightly due to faculty sabbatical leaves or the arrival of new faculty members.