Communication and Terrorism: Public and Media Responses to 9/11

Communication and Terrorism: Public and Media Responses to 9/11

by Bradley S. Greenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572734973

ISBN-13: 9781572734975

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated

"Dozens of communication researchers responded to the tragedies of 9/11 by immediately designing and carrying out research projects. Some examined communication behaviors. Some did content analysis of the news media. Some made studied observations about their communication environments. Still others were concerned with emotional, physiological, and behavioral…  See more details below

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"Dozens of communication researchers responded to the tragedies of 9/11 by immediately designing and carrying out research projects. Some examined communication behaviors. Some did content analysis of the news media. Some made studied observations about their communication environments. Still others were concerned with emotional, physiological, and behavioral responses to 9/11 events among children, youth and adults. For most of the researchers, this was part of their own means of coping with a unique experience. All responded quickly to a call to make their study results available before another crisis occurs." This volume compiles the best of those research efforts. Studies include diffusion of news of the attacks, the role of the Internet, tracking of media use and gratifications, how television covered the crisis, the portrayal of the enemy in editorial cartoons, national studies of stress reactions, parents' perceptions of their children's fears, and the role of communication in coping with terror.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572734975
Publisher:
Hampton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Hampton Press Communication Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
377

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Chronology of 9/11
The Chronology After 9/11
Authors
IDiffusion of News of the Attacks, Communication Patterns, and Related Behaviors1
1Diffusion, Media Use and Interpersonal Communication Behaviors3
2Media Sources of Information and Attitudes About Terrorism17
3Internet Use and the Terror Attacks27
4Public Perceptions of Media Functions at the Beginning of the War on Terrorism39
5Media Use, Information Seeking, and Reported Needs in Post Crisis Contexts53
6Tracking Media Use and Gratifications65
7Tracking Media Consumption Among Monitors and Blunters75
8Media Use in Germany Around the Attacks in the United States85
IIThe Content of News and Non-News Elements of the Terrorist Attacks99
9How TV News Covered the Crisis: The Content of CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox101
10The Dynamics of Electronic Media Coverage121
11Dehumanizing the Enemy in Editorial Cartoons137
12Representing Patriotism: The Blurring of Place and Space in an "All-America City"153
13"Plane Wreck with Spectators": The Semiotics of Terror163
IIIResponse and Reactions to News of the Terrorist Attacks175
14National Studies of Stress Reactions and Media Exposure to the Attacks177
15Parents' Perceptions of Children's Fear Responses193
16Hopes and Fears of 6- to 11-Year-Olds209
17Emotion and Coping with Terror229
18Fear, Grief, and Sympathy Responses to the Attacks245
19Emotional Involvement in the Attacks261
20Gender Differences in Perceptions of Media Reports of the Gulf and Afghan Conflicts275
21Communication Infrastructure and Civic Actions in Crisis289
22Public Opinion Responses in Germany305
23Summary and Discussion317
References333
Author Index355
Subject Index363

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