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Sellnow, Timothy L. (Timothy Lester) 1960-

Works: 45 works in 148 publications in 3 languages and 5,087 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: HD49, 658.477
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Timothy L Sellnow
Communication and organizational crisis by Matthew W Seeger( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational crisis--varying from oil spills to Enron--is presented as a natural stage in organizational evolution, creating not only stress and threats but also opportunities for growth and development. The "organization" can be anything from a company to a federal bureaucracy or a society. Communication is viewed as the pivotal process in the creation and maintenance of organization, and its role is examined here at every stage, from incubation to avoidance, crisis management, and recovery
Risk and crisis communication : navigating the tensions between organizations and the public by Robert S Littlefield( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book applies relational dialects to risk and crisis communication in order to explain how agencies and organizations navigate tensions with stakeholders and the public during high-stress situations. Littlefield and Sellnow's novel use of this interpersonal theory, which conceptually describes how couples negotiate tensions as they maintain their relationship, is exemplified through seven case studies that each focus on one common tension
Narratives of crisis : telling stories of ruin and renewal by Matthew W Seeger( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did you first hear about 9/11? What images come to mind when you think of Hurricane Katrina? How did your community react to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting? You likely have your own stories about these tragic events. Yet, as a society, we rarely stop to appreciate the narratives that follow a crisis and their tremendous impact. This book examines the fundamental role that narratives play in catastrophic events. A crisis creates a communication vacuum, which is then populated by the stories of those who were directly affected, as well as crisis managers, journalists, and onlookers. These stories become fundamental to how we understand a disaster, determine what should be done about it, and carry forward our lessons learned. Matthew W. Seeger and Timothy L. Sellnow outline a typology of crisis narratives: accounts of blame, stories of renewal, victim narratives, heroic tales, and memorials. Using cases to illustrate each type, they show how competing accounts battle for dominance in the public sphere, advancing specific organizational, social, and political changes. Narratives of Crisis improves our understanding of how consensus forms in the aftermath of a disaster, providing a new lens for comprehending events in our past and shaping what comes from those in our future
Theorizing crisis communication by Timothy L Sellnow( )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises. This book: Brings together the variety of theoretical approaches emerging in the study of crisis communication into one volume for the first time ; Summarizes theories from such diverse perspectives as rhetoric, risk management, ethics, mass communication, social media, emergency response, crisis outcomes, and warning systems, while presenting clear examples of how the theory is applied in crisis communication research ; Presents theoretical frameworks generated by research from many disciplines including sociology, psychology, applied anthropology, public health, public relations, political science, organizational studies, and criminal justice ; An essential tool for a comprehensive understanding of the onset, management, response, resolution, and ultimate meaning of these devastating world events."--Publisher's website
Effective crisis communication : moving from crisis to opportunity by Robert R Ulmer( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides readers with practical advice on how to effectively manage and overcome a crisis. The authors offer guidelines for taking the many challenges that crisis present and turning those challenges into opportunities.--[book cover]
Effective risk communication : a message-centered approach by Timothy L Sellnow( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps in constructing a communication based approach to risk communication. This book establishes a message-centered focus to risk communication. It identifies the complex audience expectations for risk messages, and introduces a model of best practices for effective risk communication
Crisis communication and the public health( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication ethics and crisis : negotiating differences in public and private spheres by Fritz Fritz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Truyè̂n thông hiệu quả trong khủng hoảng : vượt qua khủng hoảng, tié̂n tới cơ hội by Robert R Ulmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Vietnamese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rhetorical analysis of Hubert H. Humphrey's public image in the print media, 1948-78 by Timothy L Sellnow( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating Internships and Overcoming Program Concerns and Constraints by Timothy L Sellnow( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to persistent complaints made by graduate students whose goals did not include college teaching, the department of communication at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1991 expanded its internship offerings into the graduate program in the form of the Applied Thesis Option. Justification provided by the department to the graduate dean for this experiential learning experience focused on the claim that the Applied Thesis actually provided benefits that were not available from the traditional thesis approach, and the endorsement of such an option from the communication discipline. The approach found to be effective at NDSU includes three general steps: goal setting; reading the environment; and reflecting. There are four steps in the evaluation process: (1) approval by the major advisor; (2) approval of the prospectus by the student's examining committee; (3) approval of the final project by the student's examining committee; and (4) approval by the graduate school. The finished project papers from the first two graduate students to elect this option received high praise from the graduate dean. (RS)
Lessons learned about protecting America's food supply( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling Speech Anxiety : Academic Recommendations and Forensic Applications by Timothy L Sellnow( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined whether published texts and studies being used in the speech communication classroom adequately address the needs of students when they go into the laboratory setting of forensic tournaments. Published studies in speech communication, selected textbooks used in the basic speech course, and selected studies and textbooks in forensics were reviewed. Results indicated that: (1) the communication education literature does little to provide insight on the impact of the competitive setting on speech anxiety; (2) the recommendations for controlling speech anxiety found in most of the selected textbooks (positive mental attitude, eating a balanced diet, abstaining from drug usage) apply to the forensic context; and (3) forensics textbooks and studies have not specifically addressed the topic of controlling speech anxiety. (Two tables of data are included; 43 references are attached.) (RS)
Experiential Teacher as Ethicist A Case Study in Teaching Research Methods by Matthew J Coumbe( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of a graduate course at North Dakota State University was to move students beyond a prescriptive approach for conducting qualitative research to a holistic consideration of the ethical dimensions involved in qualitative methods. Successive discussions allowed students the opportunity to fully consider ethics in a multi-faceted framework, rather than relegate ethics to a superimposed criterion. The team-taught graduate seminar focused on three elements: a survey of qualitative methods for analyzing organizational communication; an experiential learning project involving a communication audit at a large hospital; and a detailed discussion of ethical considerations in organizational communication. This multi-faceted approach enabled the teaching of methodologies in an applied dimension; the applied nature made ethics an integral component of the students' learning. A discussion of ethical concepts and issues was a major component of every class session. Students were required to discuss the ethics surrounding each decision they made when selecting and applying the research methods they used in the hospital audit. Students were asked to defend the ethics of their decisions in a final paper and two exams. Ultimately, the students were able to compose and present a detailed and conscientious communication to the senior management of the hospital. (NKA)
Strategies for Coaching and Future Directions of Contest Persuasion by Timothy L Sellnow( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much progress has been made in recent decades in improving the quality and quantity of speech competition. The forensic community has endorsed a justification of forensics that emphasizes its educational value. Some critics complain that current competition structure creates detachment from educational opportunities and leads to pandering to judges, but fails to teach adaptation to an audience. Furthermore, the problem-solution formula tends to dominate in competitions, while other persuasion patterns are downplayed. To increase the likelihood of achieving debate's educational purpose, planners can either add events requiring student experimentation with other organizational patterns or can change the approach to the persuasive speaking event. Adding such new events as inspirational speaking or courtroom advocacy merely addresses a symptom, not the problem itself. Experiential education, specifically Alverno College's Off Campus Experiential Learning Program, offers a useful model for improving the educational value of an activity. The program stresses three steps: (1) goal setting; (2) reading the environment (or, in the debate setting, audience analysis); and (3) reflecting. Such an approach can help underscore the educational purpose of debate competition. Consideration of the educational merit of persuasive speaking will contribute to its justification in the decades to come. (Nineteen references are attached.) (Sg)
Testing the message : making sense of converging multimodal messages in a foodborne illness outbreak by Bethney A Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

USDA instructional risk messages for High Pathogen Avian Influenza by Jenna Lee Jones( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The findings in this study can serve as lessons learned to help to improve the effectiveness of instructional risk messaging in similar crises. Specifically, this study recommends that messages be adapted to the intended audience to help them recognize their personal risks, that explanatory messages be intertwined with recommended actions, and that organizations and agencies consider following the USDA's lead and provide complementary materials. For example, some materials may be highly detailed while an accompanying document could provide a simple, brief overview of the risk and recommended actions
Èffektivnaâ krizisnaâ kommunikaciâ : ot krizisa k vozmožnosti by Robert R Ulmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Organizational response to perceptual risk : managing substantial response to unsubstantiated events by Elizabeth Lauren Petrun( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information acquisition by Gulf Coast residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina : a message convergence framework by Kathryn Elizabeth Anthony( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Communication and organizational crisis
Effective crisis communication : moving from crisis to opportunityEffective risk communication : a message-centered approachCrisis communication and the public health
Alternative Names
Lester Sellnow, Timothy 1960-

Sellnau, Timoti L.

Sellnow T.L.

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Sellnow Timothy L.

Sellnow, Timothy Lester.

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셀나우, 티모시 L. 1960-