Download Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World by P. Seib PDF

By P. Seib

The new warfare with Iraq has had the best effect on journalism because the Vietnam battle. ahead of the following battle arrives, how the inside track media conceal clash -- and overseas affairs extra in general -- might be scrutinized. The questions explored during this publication contain: * have been embedded reporters' studies from Iraq overused and was once context sacrificed in desire of drama? * Is the connection among information organisations and the Pentagon too comfortable? * Has Al-Jazeera's impression been underestimated? * Is the net superseding different media? * Has public international relations develop into mired in clumsy propaganda? * Do coverage makers know the way information assurance impacts international politics? past front strains examines information insurance of recent conflict, with specific emphasis at the functionality of newshounds throughout the 2003 U.S.-Iraq struggle. It additionally analyzes the connection among information assurance and American overseas coverage, in addition to how globalization is reshaping the scoop company. Philip Seib additionally describes the altering applied sciences and ethics of contemporary conflict, indicates methods newshounds may possibly perform their task greater, and gives a brand new viewpoint at the position of the inside track media in a high-tech, globalized, and unsafe global.

Show description

Read or Download Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War PDF

Similar war & peace books

Principles of conflict economics

Clash economics contributes to an figuring out of violent clash in vital methods. First, it applies financial research to diversified clash actions equivalent to warfare, palms races, and terrorism, displaying how they are often understood as practical offerings conscious of underlying incentives. moment, it treats appropriation as a primary fiscal task, becoming a member of construction and trade as a way of wealth acquisition.

Battlefield Tourism (Advances in Tourism Research)

Via a chain of case reviews that contain previous clash in China, the USA, The South Pacific and Europe, the character of battlefield websites as vacationer destinations are explored. As areas of prior clash and person acts of heroism, those websites are areas of tale telling. How are those tales advised?

Educating Youth for a World beyond Violence: A Pedagogy for Peace

In a time of exceptional social and financial quandary, this publication represents a problem to the orthodoxy that shapes our imaginative and prescient of academic objective. It argues that now, greater than ever, there's a ethical significant for educators to imagine accountability for aiding to lead to a tradition of peace and non-violence.

Extra info for Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War

Sample text

It is the responsibility of the news media to expand the public’s focus and tell the larger story of why the act happened. Memory will retain images of the attack, but they should be supplemented by reporting that establishes context. Labeling the action and the perpetrators is another issue that journalists must address. Media and terrorism scholar Brigitte Nacos wrote that the mass media, recognizing the various views and negative connotations of the terms “terrorism” and “terrorist,” “seem uncertain and confused as to when to describe political violence as terrorism and when to choose other labels.

The American public’s limited knowledge of European affairs is a good example of this problem because, from many Americans’ standpoint, Europe is the least “foreign” part of the rest of the world. To contemplate the public’s even greater lack of knowledge about Asia, Africa, Latin America, and elsewhere is to look into a bottomless chasm. The Bush Doctrine One of the key elements of changed American policy in the post-9/11 era is the broadening of military options and the increased willingness to employ substantial military force in pursuit of policy goals.

Certainly, the people who run news organizations are concerned about circulation and ratings, but over the long run they might find that courting popularity is more costly than resisting the emotions of the moment. Eventually, the public might realize the value of objective presentation of the news and feel deceived if they have been getting something else. Even absent a major crisis, news coverage inevitably includes bias of one kind or another. This is not necessarily overt ideological favoritism.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 31 votes