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Author Palmer, Lindsay, author

Title Becoming the story : war correspondents since 9/11 / Lindsay Palmer
Published Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The history of communication
History of communication.
Contents The "blood messenger": Daniel Pearl's 2002 kidnapping in Pakistan -- The "walking wounded": Bob Woodruff's 2006 injury in Iraq -- The "exile's eye": Maziar Bahari and Nazila Fathi's 2009 expulsion from Iran -- The "intimate threat": Lara Logan's 2011 sexual assault in Egypt -- The "living dead": Marie Colvin's 2012 death in Syria
Summary "In Becoming the Story, Lindsay Palmer uses cultural and political economic analysis to examine the labor of the war correspondent. Focusing on the first decade of the 21st century, Palmer looks at how this labor is entangled within digitization processes, economic crises, and the political logic of the so-called "war on terror." She uses an institutional history of conflict correspondence to frame five case studies that examine a different instance in which a print or television correspondent slipped into the frame and received intense public scrutiny because of an incident associated with the labor of war reporting. Deeply attuned to historical questions, she shows how conflict reporting changed from the beginning of the Afghanistan conflict and Daniel Pearl's kidnapping in 2002 to the Marie Colvin's death in Syria in 2012"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 23, 2018)
Subject Bahari, Maziar.
Colvin, Marie.
Fathi, Nazila, 1970-
Pearl, Daniel, 1963-2002.
Woodruff, Bob, 1961-
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
War correspondents -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252050223 (electronic bk.)
9780252050220 (electronic bk.)