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Author Williams, Kevin

Title Reporting War and Conflict
Published Florence : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Risk and war journalism -- 2. Bearing witness: morality, risk and war reporting -- 3. Organisational and occupational risks and war reporting -- 4. Technology and risk management: telegraph, telex and Twitter -- 5. Media on the battlefield: risk and embedding -- 6. Asymmetrical wars: reporting post-war Iraq -- 7. Risk and reporting new forms of war and conflict -- 8. Risk and the reporting of death, dying and the casualties of war -- 9. Gender, risk and war reporting
Summary Reporting War and Conflict brings together history, theory and practice to explore the issues and obstacles involved in the reporting of contemporary war and conflict. The book examines the radical changes taking place in the working practices and day-to-day routines of war journalists, arguing that managing risk has become central to modern war correspondence. How individual reporters and news organisations organise their coverage of war and conflict is increasingly shaped by a variety of personal, professional and institutional risks. The book provides an historical and theoretical context to risk culture and the work of war correspondents, paying particular attention to the changing nature of technology, organisational structures and the role of witnessing. The conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria are examined to highlight how risk and the calculations of risk vary according to the type of conflict. The focus is on the relationship between propaganda, censorship, the sourcing of information and the challenges of reporting war in the digital world. The authors then move on to discuss the arguments around risk in relation to gender and war reporting and the coverage of death on the battlefield. Reporting War and Conflict is a guide to the contemporary changes in warfare and the media environmentthat have influenced war reporting. It offers students and researchers in journalism and media studies an invaluable overview of the life ofa modern war correspondent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject War -- Press coverage.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Journalists -- Crimes against
About to Die.
Barbie Zelizer.
CNN effect.
civil disobedience.
civil wars.
conflict journalism.
covering atrocity.
covering casualties.
covering death.
covering victims.
ethic violence.
ethnic conflicts.
Frank Webster.
Greg McLaughlin.
gender and war reporting.
Howard Tumber.
Janet Harris.
Jean Seaton.
Journalists Under Fire.
Kevin Williams.
media technology.
Paul Moorcraft.
Philip M. Taylor.
Phillip Knightley.
peace journalism.
reporting conflict.
reporting war.
risk theory.
Shooting the Messenger.
social conflict.
Taking Risks.
The First Casualty.
The Media of Conflict.
The War Correspondent.
Tim Allen.
theory of risk.
twitter journalism.
twitter reporting.
war correspondence.
war correspondent.
war journalism.
war news.
war reporting.
war spin.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Journalists -- Crimes against.
War -- Press coverage.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, Janet
ISBN 9781317611691