War and the Media

War and the Media

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Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
Des Freedman/
Editor(s): Daya Kishan Thussu / David C Scott
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 268
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178293331


With instant global communication and 24/7 rolling news, images of war and conflict fill television screens around the world. This book assesses the effects of 9/11 and its aftermath on the political, cultural and professional contexts of news. The volume explores media representations of the War on Terrorism, and looks at the emergence of new players such as Al-Jazeera. Other key themes include the blurring of information with entertainment, gender dimensions of news, and the role of new media technologies in communicating conflict.


No book is more timely than this collection, which analyses brilliantly the Western media’s relentless absorption into the designs of dominant, rapacious power.
-John Pilger

This volume is well written and offers a range of critical perspectives on issues of direct relevance to the contemporary world. There is a considerable effort aimed at all professionals and newspersons. A must read for students and academicians alike.
-Business India

Based on research papers originally written for a symposium, it offers 19 essays, most of them lucid and perceptive. A melding of wisdom from theoreticians and practitioners, it explores themes which cut to the bone of the billion dollar, high-tech industry that media has become.
-The Hindu



I COMMUNICATING CONFLICT IN A GLOBAL WORLD: Contextualizing Conflict-The US ‘War on Terrorism` AIJAZ AHMAD
Watching What we Say: Global Communication in a Time of Fear TED MAGDER
Understanding not Empathy JEAN SEATON

II NEW DIMENSIONS OF MANAGING CONFLICT: Information Warfare in an Age of Globalization FRANK WEBSTER
The Counter-Revolution in Military Affairs: The Globalization of Guerrilla Warfare JOHN DOWNEY and GRAHAM MURDOCK
Spinning the War: Political Communications, Information Operations and Public Diplomacy in the War on Terrorism ROBIN BROWN
‘We Know Where You Are`: Psychological Operations Media During Enduring Freedom PHILIP M TAYLOR

III REPORTING CONFLICT IN THE ERA OF 24/7 NEWS: Live TV and Bloodless Deaths: War, Infotainment and 24/7 News DAYA KISHAN THUSSU
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: TV News and Public Understanding GREG PHILO, ALISON GILMOUR, SUSANNA RUST, ETTA GASKELL, MAUREEN GILMOUR and LUCY WEST
Mapping the Al-Jazeera Phenomenon NOUREDDINE MILADI

IV REPRESENTATIONS OF CONFLICT - 9/11 AND BEYOND: War and the Entertainment Industries: New Research Priorities in an Era of Cyber-Patriotism JONATHAN BURSTON
The New Media Environment, Internet Chatrooms and Public Discourse After 9/11 BRUCE A WILLIAMS
The Media, the ‘War on Terrorism`, and the Circulation of Non-Knowledge CYNTHIA WEBER
Icons and Invisibility: Gender, Myth, 9/11 JAYNE RODGERS

V CONFLICT AND THE CULTURES OF JOURNALISM: Journalists under Fire: Subcultures, Objectivity and Emotional Literacy HOWARD TUMBER and MARINA PRENTOULIS
Journalists and War: The Troubling New Tensions Post 9/11 NIK GOWING
Conflict and Control: The War in Afghanistan and the 24-hour News Cycle KIERAN BAKER
In the Fog of War, YVONNE RIDLEY
The Need for Context: The Complexity of Foreign Reporting GORDON CORERA