The Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11

The Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11

by Brian A. Monahan, David Dinkins
     
 
How did the events of September 11, 2001 come to be thought of as 9/11? The Shock of the News is an authoritative account of post-9/11 political and social processes, offering an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of this momentous event.

Overview

How did the events of September 11, 2001 come to be thought of as 9/11? The Shock of the News is an authoritative account of post-9/11 political and social processes, offering an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of this momentous event.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Well-written and engaging, Brian Monahan’s book should become a landmark in media analysis.”
-Joel Best,author of Damned Lies and Statistics

“Anyone who wishes to understand how the attacks have been understood and the policy choices we made needs to read this poignant and skeptical book.”
-Gary Alan Fine,author of The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814795545
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher

“Well-written and engaging, Brian Monahan’s book should become a landmark in media analysis.”
-Joel Best,author of Damned Lies and Statistics

“Anyone who wishes to understand how the attacks have been understood and the policy choices we made needs to read this poignant and skeptical book.”
-Gary Alan Fine,author of The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

"The Shock of the News is a must-read for researchers engaged in media analyses or studying anything related to the September 11th terrorist attacks. It would be an excellent addition to undergraduate and graduate classes in media analyses or media and society."-Michelle D. Byng,Critical Sociology

Meet the Author

Brian A. Monahan is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University.

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