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Author Jaramillo, Deborah Lynn, 1976-

Title Ugly war, pretty package : how CNN and Fox News made the invasion of Iraq high concept / Deborah L. Jaramillo
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2009]


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 MELB  956.704431 Jar/Uwp  AVAILABLE
Description 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: the spectacle of televised war -- High concept, media conglomeration, and commercial news -- The high-concept war narrative -- Intertextuality, genres, and stars -- War characters -- The look and sound of high-concept war coverage -- The marketing of the 2003 invasion of Iraq -- Conclusion: the narrative exits screen right, the coverage fizzles, and news is what, exactly?
Summary "Deborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news' presentation of the Iraq War in relation to "high concept" filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements; they were considered financially safe projects that would sustain consumer interest beyond their initial theatrical run. Using high concept as a framework for the analysis of the 2003 coverage of the Iraq War - paying close attention to how Fox News and CNN packaged and promoted the U.S. invasion of Iraq - Ugly War, Pretty Package offers a new paradigm for understanding how television news reporting shapes our perceptions of events."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-237) and index
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Television and the war.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.
War in mass media.
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
LC no. 2009008963
ISBN 9780253353634 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253353637 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253221223 (paperback: alk. paper)
0253221226 (paperback: alk. paper)