Journalism After September 11

Journalism After September 11

by Barbie Zelizer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415287995

ISBN-13: 9780415287999

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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. The 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…  See more details below

Overview

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. The 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 11examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the United States and Britain. It brings together an internationally respected group of scholars and media commentators to explore journalism's present and future by engaging with such pressing issues as trauma, free speech, censorship, patriotism, impartiality and celebrity.
Journalism After September 11 raises vitally important questions regarding what journalism can and should look like today. In providing answers, it addresses topics such as: journalism and public life at a time of crisis; the role of sources in shaping the news; reporting by global news media, such as CNN; current affairs broadcasting; news photography and trauma; the emotional well-being of reporters; as well as a host of pertinent issues around news, democracy and citizenship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415287999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Communication and Society Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Introduction: when trauma shapes the news1
Pt. 1The trauma of September 1125
1September 11 in the mind of American journalism27
2What's unusual about covering politics as usual36
3Photography, journalism, and trauma48
Pt. 2News and its contexts69
4American journalism on, before, and after September 1171
5September 11 and the structural limitations of US journalism91
6Making sense of the "Islamic peril": journalism as cultural practice101
Pt. 3The changing boundaries of journalism117
7Reweaving the Internet: online news of September 11119
8Taking it personally: supermarket tabloids after September 11141
9Media fundamentalism: the immediate response of the UK national press to September 11160
10Television agora and agoraphobia post-September 11178
Pt. 4Reporting trauma tomorrow199
11Journalism, risk, and patriotism201
12Trauma talk: reconfiguring the inside and outside220
13Journalism and political crises in the global network society235
14Reporting under fire: the physical safety and emotional welfare of journalists247
Index263

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