Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11

Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11

by Allison Gilbert
     
 

Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.  See more details below

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Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.

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Library Journal
Opening with the prelude "A Clear Blue Sky" and closing with nightfall, this book offers accounts by broadcast journalists from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, of their experiences covering the events of September 11, 2001. The text is pieced together like a quilt, interspersing brief fragments identified by a quote and the name of each journalist, who range from radio helicopter reporters to all three network news anchors. The intensity created by this format represents the chaotic feeling of that day, which readers will relive through the vivid descriptions of what the reporters saw and felt. This book ably documents the workings of broadcast journalism in a crisis and illustrates the dedication and professionalism of journalists at a crucial moment in American history. It will be of interest to journalism students as well as general readers. [Royalties from this book will be matched by the publisher and contributed to September 11 charities. Ed.] Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566251808
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
886,409
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.12(d)

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