Year of Publication
Date of Thesis
Master of Science
Communication -- Pyschological aspects; Communication models; Communication and culture
This thesis examines the Australian DJ royal hoax case that provides evidence for the creation of a new typology in the crisis communication field. Three theories -- Worlds Theory, Attribution Theory, and Situational Crisis Communication Theory -- provide the framework for the analysis of the case. In addition to the theories, psychological components are integrated in the development of the psychological-shift typology to analyze a crisis that results from a suicidal death. Using a naturalistic methodology approach, this thesis concludes with the examination of themes and gaps relevant for each organization involved in the crisis.
Rosamilia, Alexis, "Creating a new typology within the crisis communication field" (2013). Ithaca College Theses. Paper 310.