Reporting War: Journalism in Wartime / Edition 1

Reporting War: Journalism in Wartime / Edition 1

by Stuart Allan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415339979

ISBN-13: 9780415339971

Pub. Date: 11/04/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Reporting War examines the nature of contemporary war reporting in a range of locales, including Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East - especially Iraq - and southern Asia. The contributors, both practising and former journalists and leading academics, consider issues including the influence of censorship and propaganda, 24/7 rolling news, military jargon such as…  See more details below

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"Reporting War examines the nature of contemporary war reporting in a range of locales, including Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East - especially Iraq - and southern Asia. The contributors, both practising and former journalists and leading academics, consider issues including the influence of censorship and propaganda, 24/7 rolling news, military jargon such as "collateral damage," embedded and unilateral reporters, and the visual imagery of war." The book's major focus on the Iraq war encompasses media coverage of the run-up to war, the war itself, the anti-war movement in the UK, Europe, and the US, and the role played by news sources outside the mainstream, including the satellite channel Al-Jazeera and online reporting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415339971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2004
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Rules of engagement : journalism and war3
Pt. 1War in the twenty-first century23
1Understanding : the second casualty25
2Information warfare in an age of hyper-militarism43
3A moral imagination : the media's response to the war on terrorism59
4The PR of terror : how new-style wars give voice to terrorists77
5Researching US media-state relations and twenty-first century wars96
Pt. 2Bearing witness113
6When war is reduced to a photograph115
7The Persian Gulf TV war revisited136
8Tribalism and tribulation : media constructions of "African savagery" and "Western humanitarianism" in the 1990s155
9Humanizing war : the Balkans and beyond174
10Prisoners of news values? : journalists, professionalism, and identification in times of war190
11Out of sight, out of mind? : the non-reporting of small wars and insurgencies206
12The battlefield is the media : war reporting and the formation of national identity in Australia - from Belmont to Baghdad224
Pt. 3Reporting the Iraq war245
13Militarized journalism : framing dissent in the Gulf wars247
14War or peace? : legitimation, dissent, and rhetorical closure in press coverage of the Iraq war build-up266
15How British television news represented the case for the war in Iraq283
16European news agencies and their sources in the Iraq war coverage301
17Al-Jazeera and war coverage in Iraq : the media's quest for contextual objectivity315
18Big media and little media : the journalistic informal sector during the invasion of Iraq333
19The culture of distance : online reporting of the Iraq war347

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