War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents [NOOK Book]

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What are the influences on war correspondents as they report on events in war-torn countries? Mark Pedelty explores the lives, work and culture of the international press corps, examining the institutions, practices, myths, and rituals that shape the work of journalists everywhere. He looks at the context in which journalists construct their reports. By looking at how new stories are actually produced, the author highlights the elusiveness of the goal of "objective" journalism and illustrates how the biases of ...

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War Stories: The Culture of Foreign Correspondents

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Overview

What are the influences on war correspondents as they report on events in war-torn countries? Mark Pedelty explores the lives, work and culture of the international press corps, examining the institutions, practices, myths, and rituals that shape the work of journalists everywhere. He looks at the context in which journalists construct their reports. By looking at how new stories are actually produced, the author highlights the elusiveness of the goal of "objective" journalism and illustrates how the biases of war correspondents are constrained by the powers of government and how these biases are translated into actual journalistic practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135964405
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Pedelty is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University, Oxford. He has accompanied war correspondents into the field on excursions into the guerrilla-held territories of El Salvador.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A List of Acronyms
Introduction: Reporting Salvador 1
Pt. 1 War and Identity
1 War Games 29
2 Terror and Control 41
3 On a White Horse 61
Pt. 2 Structure and Practice
4 A Team, B Team 69
5 Discipline and Publish 85
6 The Source War 99
7 Practice 109
8 Recreational Rituals 127
9 War Photography 147
Pt. 3 Text and Representation
10 The Narrative Structure and Agenda of Objective Journalism 169
11 Peace Comes to Television 191
Pt. 4 Difference and Domination
12 Alonzo's Dream 199
13 The Salvadorans of SPECA 203
14 Alternatives 219
Conclusion: Leaving the Camino 231
Epilogue 235
Appendix: The Journalists 236
Notes 237
References 243
Index 251
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