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Lights, Camera, War When Rooftop Journalism Drives Foreign Policy

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ISBN-10: 0312140045

ISBN-13: 9780312140045

Edition: 1996

Authors: Johanna Neuman

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"Is CNN running foreign policy by dictating which wars we care about? Are leaders' role being usurped by a media whose technology can communicate faster and more emotionally to an unsuspecting public? Johanna Neuman debunks the common wisdom that we are experiencing a revolution in communication technology's influence over political decisions. What she unearths instead is an unrelenting pattern of change whenever new media inventions intersect with the political world, from movable type to the Internet." "With a journalist's eye for detail, Neuman documents that each age thinks the technology that blesses its generation is revolutionary and unprecedented. Whenever a new media technology arrives, diplomats complain that their deliberation time is hastened, journalists boast that their influence is increased, and social commentators marvel that new technology will democratize all within its range. Just as predictable is the second pattern: Each generation eventually absorbs the changes demanded by technology and finds other ways of doing business. New technology may shorten the time it takes the public to receive information, but in the end, political leadership trumps media power."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Prefacep. 1
The CNN Curve Through Historyp. 13
The Telegraph Annihilates Time and Spacep. 25
A Splendid Little Warp. 41
Gutenberg's Revolutionp. 55
Photography and Emotionp. 71
Public Opinion and World War Ip. 89
Telephone Diplomacyp. 101
Film and the Global Villagep. 117
Radio Goes to Warp. 135
Cold War Politics in the TV Agep. 153
Television and the War in Vietnamp. 169
The Media and Revolutionp. 185
The Persian Gulf Warp. 203
The Satellite Spotlightp. 227
Cyberspace and Warp. 249
Leadership in the Information Agep. 267
Acknowledgmentsp. 279
Endnotesp. 283
Indexp. 311
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