Digital War Reporting / Edition 1

Digital War Reporting / Edition 1

by Donald Matheson, Stuart Allan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745642764

ISBN-13: 9780745642765

Pub. Date: 10/20/2009

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

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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, multimedia databases – as well as satellites, broadband, podcasting, and mobile telephones – in the reporting of a range of wars, conflicts and crises. The examples analysed range from 24-hour television news coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the first 'internet war' in Kosovo, digital photography, from September 11 to Abu Ghraib, and bloggers in Iraq, including journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens.

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745642765
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Series:
DMS - Digital Media and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(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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