Title: »Von Helden und Kriminellen« : das mediale Bild der Kirchen und ihres öffentlichen Umgangs mit Schuld in den Missbrauchsfällen
Authors : Koch, Carmen
Published in : Confessio : Schuld bekennen in Kirche und Öffentlichkeit
Pages : 99
Pages to: 117
Editors of the parent work: Enxing, Julia
Koslowski, Jutta
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Leipzig
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Series : Beihefte zur Ökumenischen Rundschau
Series volume: 118
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : German
Subjects : Religion; Kirche; Medien; Schuld
Subject (DDC) : 070: News media, journalism and publishing
200: Religion
Abstract: The Church is a social agent participating in public discussions and therefore finds itself also in the spotlight. If a representative of the church crosses ethical, moral, and especially, legal lines, a public scandal is all but certain. In the case of sexual violence committed by church representatives, it was not only the assault itself that led to public outrage, but also the subsequent response and communication about it. In too many cases, the crisis communication failed, guilt was hidden, or was admitted too late. The reputation of the church was harmed. This article provides an overview of the operations of the news media and introduces studies that explore the relationship between the church and the media, focusing on the sex abuse scandals. These studies show that the reputation of the church was damaged as a result of flawed crisis communication. The essay concludes with suggestions for public handling of guilt by the church in front of the media.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
Publication type: Book Part
ISBN: 978-3-374-05406-0
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2528
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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