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About to Die How News Images Move the Public

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ISBN-10: 0199752141

ISBN-13: 9780199752140

Edition: 2010

Authors: Barbie Zelizer

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Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what do these images contribute to historical memory? About To Die addresses these questions by using images of imminent death as alitmus test for considering news imagery and visual meaning more broadly. The depictions, freezing action at the elemental moment when a person's contribution to history is registered, elicit contemplation and emotion. Used…    
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Book details

List price: $22.49
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Journalism, Memory, and the Voice of the Visual
Why Images of Impending Death Make Sense in the News
Presumed Death
Possible Death
Certain Death
Journalism's Mix of Presumption, Possibility, and Certainty
When the "As If" Erases Accountability
How News Images Move the Public
Notes
Index