Communication and Terrorism Public and Media Responses to 9/11

ISBN-10: 1572734973
ISBN-13: 9781572734975
Edition: 2003
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Description: A compilation of research projects following the tragedies of 9/11. Studies include diffusion of news of the attacks; the role of the Internet; tracking of media use and gratifications; television coverage of the crisis; the portrayal of the enemy  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

A compilation of research projects following the tragedies of 9/11. Studies include diffusion of news of the attacks; the role of the Internet; tracking of media use and gratifications; television coverage of the crisis; the portrayal of the enemy in editorial cartoons; and more.

Preface
Introduction
The Chronology of 9/11
The Chronology After 9/11
Authors
Diffusion of News of the Attacks, Communication Patterns, and Related Behaviorsp. 1
Diffusion, Media Use and Interpersonal Communication Behaviorsp. 3
Media Sources of Information and Attitudes About Terrorismp. 17
Internet Use and the Terror Attacksp. 27
Public Perceptions of Media Functions at the Beginning of the War on Terrorismp. 39
Media Use, Information Seeking, and Reported Needs in Post Crisis Contextsp. 53
Tracking Media Use and Gratificationsp. 65
Tracking Media Consumption Among Monitors and Bluntersp. 75
Media Use in Germany Around the Attacks in the United Statesp. 85
The Content of News and Non-News Elements of the Terrorist Attacksp. 99
How TV News Covered the Crisis: The Content of CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and Foxp. 101
The Dynamics of Electronic Media Coveragep. 121
Dehumanizing the Enemy in Editorial Cartoonsp. 137
Representing Patriotism: The Blurring of Place and Space in an "All-America City"p. 153
"Plane Wreck with Spectators": The Semiotics of Terrorp. 163
Response and Reactions to News of the Terrorist Attacksp. 175
National Studies of Stress Reactions and Media Exposure to the Attacksp. 177
Parents' Perceptions of Children's Fear Responsesp. 193
Hopes and Fears of 6- to 11-Year-Oldsp. 209
Emotion and Coping with Terrorp. 229
Fear, Grief, and Sympathy Responses to the Attacksp. 245
Emotional Involvement in the Attacksp. 261
Gender Differences in Perceptions of Media Reports of the Gulf and Afghan Conflictsp. 275
Communication Infrastructure and Civic Actions in Crisisp. 289
Public Opinion Responses in Germanyp. 305
Summary and Discussionp. 317
Referencesp. 333
Author Indexp. 355
Subject Indexp. 363
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