Journalism after September 11 / Edition 1

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The events of September 11 continue to resonate in powerful, yet sometimes unexpected ways. For many journalists, the crisis has decisively recast their sense of the world around them. Familiar notions of what it means to be a journalist, how best to practice journalism, and what the public can reasonably expect of journalists in the name of democracy, have been shaken to their foundations. Journalism After September 11 examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the United States and Britain.

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Editorial Reviews

Phillip Knightley
This is not a book just for journalists but for everyone concerned about democracy, freedom of speech and our future. Distinguished contributors from all over the English-speaking world tackle the crucial question: what did the media's reaction to 11 September tell us about modern media itself? All the ideological assumptions—voluntary censorship, market logic, journalistic patriotism, big corporation dominance—are dissected and those that do not stand up are ruthlessly buried. Is this important? Of course it is. As Victor Navasky reminds us in his introduction: It is based largely on journalism that a nation makes up its mind.
Jon Snow
The best critique yet of how the media responded to September 11 2001. An eclectic group of seasoned media operatives offer real insight into the challenges, compromises, successes and failures of the coverage that flowed from the attack on the Twin Towers in New York.
Library Journal
9/11 This timely and important book addresses several questions facing journalists and their profession in the wake of last year's tragedy: How do journalists fairly and accurately present the news in a climate of uncertainty and fear? What is the role of the press in a democratic society? How do journalists preserve their professional ethics while experiencing a traumatic event affecting them personally? The editors of this collection of scholarly and authoritative essays, academics Zelizer (Univ. of Pennsylvania; Visual Culture and the Holocaust) and Allan (Univ. of West of England; Theorizing Culture), have synthesized a thoughtful and engaging examination of the effects of 9/11 on the field of journalism. Its unique aim is to discuss the impact of the attack as a personal trauma and its current and future effects on journalism and reporting of the news. Contributors include scholars and media commentators from all over the world, with each essay including a list of references used. Highly recommended for academic libraries. Katherine E. Merrill, Rochester P.L., NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415288002
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Communication and Society Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Victor Navasky Introduction: When Trauma Shapes the News, Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan Part I: The Trauma of September 11 1. September 11 in the Mind of American Journalism, Jay Rosen 2.What's Unusual About Covering Politics As Usual, Michael Schudson 3. Photography, Journalism, and Trauma, Barbie Zelizer Part II - News and its Contexts 4. American Journalism On, Before, and After September 11, James W. Carey 5. September 11 and the Structural Limitations of U.S. Journalism, Robert W. McChesney 6. Making Sense of the 'Islamic Peril': Journalism as Cultural Practice, Karim H. Karim Part III - The Changing Boundaries of Journalism 7. Reweaving the Internet: Online News of September 11, Stuart Allan 8. Taking it Personally: Supermarket Tabloids after September 11, S. Elizabeth Bird 9. Media Fundamentalism: The Immediate Response of the U.K. National Press to September 11, Michael Bromley & Stephen Cushion 10. Television Agora and Agoraphobia Post September 11, Simon Cottle Part IV - Reporting Trauma Tomorrow 11. Journalism, Risk and Patriotism, Silvio Waisbord 12. Trauma Talk: Reconfiguring the Inside and Outside, Annabelle Sreberny 13. Journalism and Political Crises in the Global Network Society, Ingrid Volkmer 14. Reporting Under Fire: The Physical Safety and Emotional Welfare of Journalists, Howard Tumber

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