Reporting War: Journalism in Wartime / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415339971
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Allan is a lecturer in the School of Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England. His books include News Culture (Open U 1999) and Media, Risk and Science. (Open U.P. 2002) He edits the series Issues in Cultural and Media Studies for Open U. P., now McGraw-Hill. He has co-edited a number of collections including News, Gender and Power (Routledge 1998), Environmental Risks and the Media (Routledge 2000) and Journalism after September 11 (with Barbie Zelizer) Routledge 2002.

Barbie Zelizer is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication in Philadelphia. She is the author of several books on journalism, popular culture and coll-ective memory, and co-edited Journalism after September 11. She is a founder and co-editor of the Sage journal Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.

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Table of Contents

Rules of engagement : journalism and war 3
Pt. 1 War in the twenty-first century 23
1 Understanding : the second casualty 25
2 Information warfare in an age of hyper-militarism 43
3 A moral imagination : the media's response to the war on terrorism 59
4 The PR of terror : how new-style wars give voice to terrorists 77
5 Researching US media-state relations and twenty-first century wars 96
Pt. 2 Bearing witness 113
6 When war is reduced to a photograph 115
7 The Persian Gulf TV war revisited 136
8 Tribalism and tribulation : media constructions of "African savagery" and "Western humanitarianism" in the 1990s 155
9 Humanizing war : the Balkans and beyond 174
10 Prisoners of news values? : journalists, professionalism, and identification in times of war 190
11 Out of sight, out of mind? : the non-reporting of small wars and insurgencies 206
12 The battlefield is the media : war reporting and the formation of national identity in Australia - from Belmont to Baghdad 224
Pt. 3 Reporting the Iraq war 245
13 Militarized journalism : framing dissent in the Gulf wars 247
14 War or peace? : legitimation, dissent, and rhetorical closure in press coverage of the Iraq war build-up 266
15 How British television news represented the case for the war in Iraq 283
16 European news agencies and their sources in the Iraq war coverage 301
17 Al-Jazeera and war coverage in Iraq : the media's quest for contextual objectivity 315
18 Big media and little media : the journalistic informal sector during the invasion of Iraq 333
19 The culture of distance : online reporting of the Iraq war 347
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