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

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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 t
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 14th 2004 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 2004)
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"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
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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