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Journalism After September 11 (Communication and Society)-Barbie Zelizer, Stuart Allan

  • Title: Journalism After September 11 (Communication and Society)
  • Author: Barbie Zelizer, Stuart Allan
  • Released: 2002-10-11
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  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 0415287995
  • ISBN13: 978-0415287999
  • ASIN: 0415287995

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From Library Journal 9/11 This timely and important book addresses several questions facing journalists and their profession in the wake of last year's tragedy: How do journalists fairly and accurately present the news in a climate of uncertainty and fear? What is the role of the press in a democratic society? How do journalists preserve their professional ethics while experiencing a traumatic event affecting them personally? The editors of this collection of scholarly and authoritative essays, academics Zelizer (Univ. of Pennsylvania; Visual Culture and the Holocaust) and Allan (Univ. of West of England; Theorizing Culture), have synthesized a thoughtful and engaging examination of the effects of 9/11 on the field of journalism. Its unique aim is to discuss the impact of the attack as a personal trauma and its current and future effects on journalism and reporting of the news. Contributors include scholars and media commentators from all over the world, with each essay including a list of references used. Highly recommended for academic libraries. Katherine E. Merrill, Rochester P.L., NY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

FIRST EDITION:

'Media critics will appreciate this book, which examines how 9/11 has reshaped modern journalism.' - Bookmagazine.com

'Media Studies is good for you. This collection of essays comes mainly from academics but nobody should bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They properly challenge the way September 11th was reported - in a way that's both an endorsement of the role of the media and a wake-up call on its failures . . . anyone interested in our trade should read it.' - Roger Mosey, Ariel

'A thoughtful and engaging examination of the effects of 9/11 on the field of journalism. Its unique aim is to discuss the impact of the attack as a personal trauma and its current and future effects on journalism and the reporting of the news. . . highly recommended.' - Library Journal

' ... the book serves as a useful platform from which to launch future analysis of a tragedy that - even critics of imperialistic American foreign policy would admit - changed the world a great deal.' - Discourse and Society

'This is not a book just for journalists but for everyone concerned about democracy, freedom of speech and our future. Distinguished contributors from all over the English-speaking world tackle the crucial question: what did the media's reaction to 11 September tell us about modern media itself? All the ideological assumptions-voluntary censorship, market logic, journalistic patriotism, big corporation dominance - are dissected and those that do not stand up are ruthlessly buried. Is this important? Of course it is. As Victor Navasky reminds us in his introduction: it is based largely on journalism that a nation makes up its mind.' - Phillip Knightley, author of The First Casualty

'The best critique yet of how the media responded to September 11 2001. An eclectic group of seasoned media operatives offer real insight into the challenges, compromises, successes and failures of the coverage that flowed from the attack on the Twin Towers in New York.' - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

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