Welcome to the Crisis Communication Coalition
The Crisis Communication Coalition is a program of the C. Richard Yarbrough Professorship in Crisis Communication Leadership.
The goal of the Coalition is to provide place for research, commentary and practical tips about Crisis Communication Leadership and to serve as a resource for journalists seeking comment and analysis of newsworthy crises. The Crisis Communication Coalition consists of faculty members in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the Grady College who study crisis communication and related issues. Additionally, professionals who specialize in crisis communication are invited to affiliate with the Coalition and contribute to the discussion via curated blog posts. To become a Crisis Communication Coalition Affiliate, contact Bryan Reber (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This website is intended to serve as a resource for journalists, academics and professionals. Journalists can turn to Dr. Reber and other members of the Coalition to serve as expert sources on issues related to crisis communication. Academics and professionals will find the Bibliography and Library useful as a one-stop place for seminal and new crisis communication research and best practices.
This website is ever-evolving and your input into how to make it more useful for you is welcomed. Included are former op-ed pieces as well as some crisis communication tips and relevant research. For up-to-the-minute content, please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and like us on Facebook.
ATHENS, GA (Dec. 15, 2016) As holiday shoppers scurry to buy the newest electronic gadget, seven in 10 global crisis communication experts, linked to the global University of Georgia/PROI Worldwide Crisis Communication Monitor, say Samsung, the most well-known global electronics brands, did not use …Read More
Neil Green Chief Executive, SenateSHJ public relations communications reputation management Two recent high-profile scandals, leaving those at the centre out-of-pocket and with their reputations in tatters, have reinforced the keystone of good crisis management: tell the truth, tell it all, tell it fast. Let’s start …Read More
When Olympic swimming star Ryan Lochte catapulted himself into the news with a story about how he and three U.S. Olympic swimming teammates were robbed at gunpoint while out for a night on the town in Rio de Janeiro, he created a crisis not only …Read More
From Zombies to Zika, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extensive experience from the front line of managing public health crises and emergencies. Dave Daigle, Associate Director of Communication, recently spoke to the University of Georgia Department of Advertising and Public Relations, explaining …Read More
The late “CBS 60 Minutes” reporter Mike Wallace once said, “If there’s anything that’s important to a reporter, it is integrity. It is credibility.” This truism is being reinforced as we watch “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams and the NBC News Division deal with …Read More