Silje Kristiansen receives Best Paper Award at SACM annual conference 2016


Silje Kristiansen received the Best Paper Award at this years annual conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research for her paper "Media and Risk - Risk as a multi-dimensional construct". Based on Ms. Kristiansen’s dissertation, the paper investigates how media cover risks, particularly how Swiss newspapers cover nuclear energy before and after the Fukushima incident. Applying a broad definition of risk, and an innovative multi-dimensional operationalization of this risk construct, the study details how the Swiss press cover different risk dimensions and identifies a phases pattern of attention to the nuclear risk in the media between 2010 to 2015.