Digital War Reporting / Edition 1

Digital War Reporting / Edition 1

by Donald Matheson, Stuart Allan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745642756

ISBN-13: 9780745642758

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Digital War Reporting examines war reporting in a digital age. It shows how new technologies open up innovative ways for journalists to-convey the horrors of warfare while, at the same time, creating opportunities for propaganda, censorship and control. Topics discussed include:

How is the role of the war reporter evolving as digital technologies become ever

Overview

Digital War Reporting examines war reporting in a digital age. It shows how new technologies open up innovative ways for journalists to-convey the horrors of warfare while, at the same time, creating opportunities for propaganda, censorship and control. Topics discussed include:

How is the role of the war reporter evolving as digital technologies become ever more prominent?

What is the rhetoric of war in digital journalism? How does an emphasis on liveness, immediacy or realness shape public perceptions of the nature of warfare itself?

Is technology widening the gap between 'us' and 'them', or are new kinds of empathy being established with distant others as time, space and place are effectively compressed?

A key focus is journalists' use of digital imagery, real-time video and audio reports, and multimedia databases - as well as satellites, broadband, podcasting and mobile telephones - in the reporting of a range of wars, conflicts and crises. The book employs a wealth of examples to illustrate its arguments, including web-based news coverage of war in Iraq, the first 'internet war' waged in Kosovo, digital imagery from September 11 to the execution of Saddam Hussein, warblogs written by journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens, and the use of mobile technologies in warzones.

Digital War Reporting is required reading for students, researchers and journalists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745642758
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
DMS - Digital Media and Society Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 New Wars, New Reporting 1

2 The 'First Internet War' 28

3 Conflicted Realities 58

4 The Citizen Journalist at War 92

5 Visual Truths: Images in Wartime 130

6 Making Connections: The Politics of Mediation 166

References 188

Index 206

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