Crisis Narratives welcomed researchers and experts working in a field of COVID-19 pandemic communication and narratives on social media to participate in our Research Day on 9th of May 2022, 09.30–15.30. The event was held at THL.

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9.30-10.00 Coffee
10.00-10.10 Markku Tervahauta (THL): Opening words
10.10-10.20 Nitin Sawhney (Aalto University) & Tuukka Tammi (THL): Welcome and Introduction to CN Research Day

10.20–11.45 Session 1: Perspectives on Covid-19 communication among Finnish authorities

  • Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen (THL, TAU), Laura Kihlström (THL), Moona Huhtakangas (THL) ““I wonder who is responsible for dealing with this? I guess it’s not us:” Governance and leadership of Covid-19 pandemic in Finland.” Project: RECPHEALS
  • Minttu Tikka (Aalto University) & Vuokko Härmä (THL) : “Building trust through locality: communicative practices of Finnish healthcare communication experts.” Project: CN
  • Salli Hakala & Anu Kantola (University of Helsinki) “Communication Clashes in the Covid-19 crisis: Different cultures and biases in government communication?” Project: BIBU
  • Laura Musta (THL) “Multilingual and multichannel Covid-19 communications” Project: Building the Future

11.45-12.30 Lunch

12.30–13.40 Session 2: Covid-19 Narratives on Social Media

  • Anna-Leena Lohiniva & Annika Pensola (THL) “Risk perception framework of the public – an infodemic tool for future pandemics and epidemics” Project: CN
  • Salla-Maaria Laaksonen & Tuomas Heikkilä (University of Helsinki) “Unconventional communicators on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic: from influencers to pseudoanonymous voices.” Project: UnCoCo
  • Henna Paakki (Aalto University) “Digital narratives: turning point events as facilitators of change in social media perceptions of long-term crises.” Project: CN

13.40-14.00 Coffee

14.00-14.45 Teemu Leinonen & Uttishta Varanasi (Aalto University) “Designing Platforms for Sensemaking in Crises” 

14.45–15.30 Reflections and future of collaborating in crises

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