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Media in an American Crisis: Studies of September 11, 2001 by Elinor Kelley Grusin

September 11, 2001, represents not only the most tragic event of modern times on American soil but also the event that garnered the most intense and pervasive media coverage of our time. The need for information is the instinctive human reaction to crisis. After September 11th, this need was especially great. In the aftermath of this tragic event, journalism and mass communication scholars around the country used a variety of research methods and theories to investigate the news media's performance and the audience's response. In Media in an American Crisis, these studies have been edited into one collection that informs us about the communication process during a national crisis. The content is rich in its variety of perspectives and topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761831846
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 09/08/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Elinor Kelley Grusin is Professor of Journalism at the University of Memphis. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Ohio University. Sandra H. Utt is Assistant Chair of Journalism at the University of Memphis. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Ohio University. The editors are also co-editors of Newspaper Research Journal.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dedication Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Part I: Media Coverage of Sept. 11: The Challenge: To Examine Media's Role, Performance on 9/11 and After: Elinor Kelley Grusin and Sandra H. Utt Chapter 5 News Media Perpetuate Few Rumors About 9/11 Crisis: Dominic Lasorsa Chapter 6 How Newspapers Decided to Run Disturbing 9/11 Photos: Renee Martin Kratzer and Brian Kratzer Chapter 7 NYTimes Coverage Before, During and After 9/11: Joe Bob Hester Chapter 8 Newspapers Slow to Use Web Sites for 9/11 Coverage: Quint Randle, Lucinda D. Davenport and Howard Bossen Chapter 9 Newspaper Editorials Follow Lead of Bush Administration: Andre Billeaudeaux, David Domke, John S. Hutcheson and Philip Garland Chapter 10 Post, Times Highlight Government's War Efforts: Changho Lee Chapter 11 9/11 TV, Newspaper Coverage Reveals Similarities, Differences: Xigen Li and Ralph Izard Chapter 12 TV Coverage of Breaking News in First Hours of Tragedy: Scott Abel, Andrea Miller and Vincent F. Filak Chapter 13 Post 9/11 Arab American Coverage Avoids Stereotypes: Mary Ann Weston Chapter 14 Some Papers Gave Scant Space to Taliban, Afghanistan Pre-9/11: Beverly Horvit Chapter 15 National Security v. Civil Liberties: Newspapers and U.S.A. Patriot Act: Nikhil Moro Chapter 16 A Quick View of Terrorism: Editorial Cartoons and 9/11: Scott Abel and Vincent F. Filak Chapter 17 Part II: Audience and Media Effects: Local, Network TV News Shows Significant Gains: Paula M. Poindexter and Mike Conway Chapter 18 Newspapers Played Major Role in Terrorism Coverage: Guido H. Stempel III and Thomas Hargrove Chapter 19 Television Exposure Not Predictive of Terrorism Fear: Alan M. Rubin, Paul M. Haridakis, Gwen A. Hullman, Shaojing Sun, Pamela M. Chikombero and Vikanda Pornsakulvanich Chapter 20 Within 3 Hours, 97 Percent Lean About9/11 Attacks: Stacey Frank Kanihan and Kendra L. Gale Chapter 21 Access to Other Voices Offers Choices in Former Soviet State: Stan Ketterer and Maureen Nemecek Chapter 22 Where Were You on Sept. 11?: TV Viewing and Recall of Events: Julia R. Fox Chapter 23 Part III: Media Changes After Sept. 11: Courtroom Access Principles Apply to Deportation Hearings: Kathleen K. Olson Chapter 24 Ad Express Sympathy After "Day of Infamy": Richard J. Ganahl III Chapter 25 News Mix Reflects Media's Gatekeepinug Role in Crises: Marc Seamon and Matt Peters Chapter 26 Even Negative News Can Raise Awareness of Terrorists' Causes: David P. Fan, Samantha Kemming and Betsey Neibergall Anderson Chapter 27 Index Chapter 28 Notes on the Editors and Contributors

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