This study examined the impact of spokesperson’s rank and selected media channels in crisis communication by employing different ranks (i.e., CEO and communication director spokespersons) and media channels (blogs, websites, and newspapers). Findings indicated that CEO spokespersons were more effective in terms of lowering publics’ crisis responsibility attributions than communication director spokespersons and that blogs were more effective in lowering crisis responsibility attributions than websites and newspapers.
Public Relations Journal
Lee, J., Kim, S., & Wertz, E. K. (2014). How Spokesperson Rank and Selected Media Channels Impact Perceptions in Crisis Communication. Public Relations Journal, 8(2), 2.