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© John Flury, 

Prof. Nadine Strauß

      Ph.D. in Communication Science

I am an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Strategic Communication and Media Management at the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. In my research, I will continue to study the role of communication and media for sustainable finance but will also put a stronger focus on the strategic communication of sustainable business models of organisations (both internal and external communication). 

Previously, I have completed my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment (University of Oxford) and worked as a postdoc at the Media Innovation Lab of the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna.

In January 2018, I obtained my Ph.D., with the thesis "News media & the stock market: Assessing mutual relationships", from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam.


My research interests include: sustainable communication, financial communication, journalism studies, media management, and news use in the digital environment.





O'Neill, S., Hayes, S., Strauß, N., Doutreix, M.-N., Steentjes, K., Ettinger, J., Westood, N., & Painter, J. (2022, accepted). Visual portrayals of fun in the sun in European news outlets misrepresent heatwave risks. The Geography Journal. 

Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M.-N., Strauß, N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2021). Is it climate change? Coverage by online news sites of the 2019 European summer heatwaves in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Climatic Change, 169, 4.

Strauß, N., Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M.-N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2021). Reporting on the 2019 European Heatwaves and Climate Change: Journalists’ Attitudes, Motivations and Role Perceptions. Journalism Practice. 

Strauß, N., Huber, B., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2021). Structural Influences on the News Finds Me Perception: Why People Believe They Don’t Have to Actively Seek News AnymoreSocial Media + Society.

Strauß, N. (2021). Framing Sustainable Finance: A Critical Analysis of Op-Eds in the Financial Times. International Journal of Business Communication. 

Strauß, N. (2021). Devil’s Advocate or Agenda Setter? The Role of Journalists Covering Sustainable Finance in Europe. Journalism Studies.

Strauß, N. (2021). Communicating Sustainable Responsible Investments as Financial Advisors: Engaging Private Investors with Strategic CommunicationSustainability, 13(3), 3161.

Strauß, N. (2021, online first). Covering sustainable finance: Role perceptions, journalistic practices and moral dilemmas. Journalism.

Strauß, N. Huber, B., & Gil de Zúñiga, H (2020). “Yes, I Saw It – But Didn’t Read It…” A Cross-Country Study,

Exploring Relationships between Incidental News Exposure and News Use across PlatformsDigital Journalism, 8(9), 1181–1205.

Strauß, N., Alonso-Muñoz, L., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2020). Bursting the filter bubble: The mediating effect of discussion frequency on network heterogeneity. Online Information Review, 44(6), 1161–1181. 

Gil de Zúñiga, H., Strauß, N., & Huber, B. (2020). The proliferation of the "news finds me" perception across societiesInternational Journal of Communication, 14, 1605–1633.

Strauß, N., & Holmes Smith, C. (2019). Buying on rumors: How financial news flows affect the share price of TeslaCorporate Communication: An International Journal, 24(4), 593–607. 

Strauß, N. (2019). Using an Interdisciplinary Multi-Method Approach to Explain the Relationships between News Media and the Stock Market. SAGE Research Method Cases.

Strauß, N. (2019). Financial journalism in the post-crisis era: a recent assessment of the role of financial journalists for financial markets. Journalism, 20(2), 274–291. 

Gil de Zúñiga, H., Huber, B., & Strauß, N. (2018). Social media and democracy. El Profesional de la Información, 27(1), 1172–1180.

Strauß, N. (2018). The role of trust in investor relations: Guiding strategic financial communicationCorporate Communication: An International Journal, 23(1), 2–16.

Strycharz, J., Strauß, N., & Trilling, D. (2018). The role of media coverage in explaining stock market fluctuations: Insights for strategic financial communicationInternational Journal of Strategic Communication, 21(1), 67–85. 

Strauß, N., Vliegenthart, R. & Verhoeven, P. (2018). Intraday news trading: The reciprocal relationships between the stock market and economic newsCommunication Research, 45(7), 1054–1077.

Strauß, N. & van der Meer, T. G. L. A. (2017). News media coverage and initial public offerings in Germany: Explaining flotation performance.Corporate Communication: An International Journal, 22(4), 523–541.

Strauß, N. & R. Vliegenthart, R. (2017). Reciprocal influence? Investigating implicit frames in press releases and financial newspaper coverage during the German banking crisisPublic Relations Review, 43(2), 392–405.

Strauß, N. & Jonkman, J. (2017). The benefit of issue management: anticipating crises in the digital age. Journal of Communication Management, 21(1), 34-50. 

Strauß, N., Vliegenthart, R. & Verhoeven, P. (2016). Lagging behind? Emotions in newspaper articles and stock market prices in the NetherlandsPublic Relations Review, 42(4), 548–555.

Strauß, N. (2015). German financial media’s responsiveness to Deutsche Bank’s cultural changePublic Relations Review, 41(5). 435-437.

Strauß, N., Kruikemeier, S., van der Meulen, H. & van Noort, G. (2015). Digital diplomacy in GCC countries: Strategic communication of Western embassies on TwitterGovernmental Information Quarterly, 32(4), 369–379. 




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