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

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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…    
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Book details

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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