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

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Has Al Jazeera's impact been underestimated? Is the role of the Internet fully understood? Has public diplomacy become mired in clumsy propaganda? Beyond the Front Lines examines these issues, suggesting ways journalists might carry out their job better and defining the role of the news media in a high-tech, globalized and dangerous world.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 2004)
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Harry Brake
Jun 11, 2014 Harry Brake rated it it was amazing
"Western media, in particular, are so ready to rely on frames of reference that are appropriate to their own cultures that they fail to understand the very different realities of the peoples and situations they are attempting to cover" (9).

"Globalization is not really global if it leaves entire continents behind" (152).

I was amazed at the realistic and down to earth observations and comments made, yet, that were so true of how politics. culture, and outlooks towards other countries are made and
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Lauren
A decade on, this book has certainly aged, but what should be most surprising is that it has aged as well as it has when it deals with subject areas as rapidly evolving as mass media and technology. The core themes and criticisms in the book, such as media's short attention span, lack of context in reporting international news, focus on the sensational over the substantive, and hyperfocus on personality are still fully (and perhaps even more) apparent today. This is a relatively short and insigh ...more
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