Beyond the Front Lines How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War

ISBN-10: 1403972087

ISBN-13: 9781403972088

Edition: 2004

Authors: Philip Seib

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The recent war with Iraq has had the greatest impact on journalism since the Vietnam War. Before the next war arrives, how the news media cover conflict -- and international affairs more generally -- should be scrutinized. The questions explored in this book include: * Were embedded journalists' reports from Iraq overused and was context sacrificed in favor of drama? * Is the relationship between news organizations and the Pentagon too cozy? * Has Al-Jazeera's impact been underestimated? * Is the Internet superseding other media? * Has public diplomacy become mired in clumsy propaganda? * Do policy makers understand how news coverage affects global politics? Beyond the Front Lines examines news coverage of modern war, with particular emphasis on the performance of journalists during the 2003 U.S.-Iraq war. It also analyzes the relationship between news coverage and American foreign policy, as well as how globalization is reshaping the news business. Philip Seib also describes the changing technologies and ethics of modern warfare, suggests ways journalists might carry out their job better, and offers a new perspective on the role of the news media in a high-tech, globalized, and dangerous world.
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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 6/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 185
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Philip Seib is a veteran television & newspaper journalist, covering U.S. & international politics & social issues. He has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN & for several network television affiliates, & his columns appear regularly in "The Dallas Morning News" & the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel". Seib is the author of eleven books. He is the Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism at Marquette University & lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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Technology and Empathy: The New War Journalism
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Cybernews, Cyberwar: The Internet as Tool and Battleground
The Din of Many Voices: The Impact of Globalized News
Media Diplomacy: Escalating the Battle for Hearts and Minds
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