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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 study the role of communication and media for sustainable finance and 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: sustainability communication, financial communication, journalism studies, media management, and news use in the digital environment.



Strauß, N. (2024, accepted). Only Reflecting the Industry or Critical Reporting? News Coverage about Sustainable Finance in Germany. Journal of Environmental Media.

Strauß, N., & Mpadanes, M. (2023). Tackling Societal Challenges as Opportunities: A Case Study of a Swiss Foundation’s Value-Creating Function”. Journal of Communication Management. 

Strauß, N., Krakow, J. & Chesney, M. (2023). It’s the news, stupid! The relationship between news attention, literacy, trust, greenwashing perceptions, and sustainable finance investment in Switzerland. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 13(4), 1480-1505.

Angst, M., & Strauß, N. (2023). Discourses about Sustainability and Digitalization in Europe over Time. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 32(1), 10–20.

Strauß, N. (2023). Framing Sustainable Finance: A Critical Analysis of Op-Eds in the Financial Times. International Journal of Business Communication, 16(4), 1427-1440.

O'Neill, S., Hayes, S., Strauß, N., Doutreix, M.-N., Steentjes, K., Ettinger, J., Westood, N., & Painter, J. (2023). Visual portrayals of fun in the sun in European news outlets misrepresent heatwave risks. The Geography Journal, 189(1), 90–103.

Strauß, N. (2022). Covering sustainable finance: Role perceptions, journalistic practices and moral dilemmas. Journalism, 23(6), 1194–1212.

Strauß, N., Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M.-N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2022). Reporting on the 2019 European Heatwaves and Climate Change: Journalists’ Attitudes, Motivations and Role Perceptions. Journalism Practice, 16(2-3), 462–485. 

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., 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, 7(2), 1–21.

Strauß, N. (2021). Devil’s Advocate or Agenda Setter? The Role of Journalists Covering Sustainable Finance in Europe. Journalism Studies, 22(9), 1200–1218.

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

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. 


Strauß, N. (2024). But is it Sustainable? – Exploring business journalists’ and climate change. In Weber, J. (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Business Journalism

Strauß, N., Knowles, S.., & Cinceoglu, V. (2023). Understanding Financial Institutions – The Role of Reading Economic News in Germany and the UK. Ireneusz Miciuła (ed.), Financial Literacy in Today’s Global Market. IntechOpen.

Knowles, S., & Strauß, N. (2023). Deconstructing Discourse: Applying Interview Research in the

Economic Newsroom. In H. Silke, M. Rieder, & F. Quinn (eds.), How to Read Economic News: A Critical

Approach to Economic Journalism. Abington, UK: Taylor & Francis

Gauly, T., & Strauß, N. (2018). Über das Ethos der Medien und die Ökonomisierung der Information. Eine medienethische Betrachtung aus praktischer Sicht. Materialien zur Ethik in den Wissenschaften.  




Bulian, J., Schäfer, M.S., Amini, A., Lam, H., Ciaramita, M., Gaiarin, B., Huebscher, M.C., Buch, C., Mede, N., 

Leippold, M., Strauß, N. (authors in random order, 2023). Assessing Large Language Models on Climate Information. arXiv, 2310.02932. 

Marschlich, S., Vogler, D., & Strauß, N. (2022). Qualität und Bedeutung der Wirtschaftsberichterstattung in 

Schweizer Medien. Forschungszentrum Öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft (fög).



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