Journalists Under Fire
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Journalists Under Fire
Information War and Journalistic Practices


© 2006 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Journalists Under Fire: Information War and Journalistic Practices is the first book to combine a conceptually audacious analysis of the changing nature of war with an empirically rich critical analysis of journalists who cover conflict. In this book, authors Howard Tumber and Frank Webster explore questions about Information War and journalistic practices.

is the first book to combine a conceptually audacious analysis of the changing nature of war with an empirically rich critical analysis of journalists who cover conflict. In this book, authors Howard Tumber and Frank Webster explore questions about Information War and journalistic practices.

Frontline correspondents play a key role in Information War, but their position is considerably more ambiguous and ambivalent than in the epoch of Industrial War. They play a central role in the presentation of what is often spectacle to audiences around the world whose actual experience of war is far removed from combat.

In the era of multi-national journalism, of the Internet and satellite videophone, the book highlights central features of media reporting in contemporary conflict. Drawing on more than fifty lengthy interviews with frontline correspondents, the authors shed light on the motivations, fears, and practices of those who work under conditions of journalism under fire.

Journalists Under Fire is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and for scholars, academics, and researchers in the fields of Journalism, Journalism Studies, Communication, Media Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, International Relations and War Studies.

is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and for scholars, academics, and researchers in the fields of Journalism, Journalism Studies, Communication, Media Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, International Relations and War Studies.
 
A New Kind of War
 
INFORMATION WAR
 
War in the Information Age
 
From Industrial War to Information War
 
American Exceptionalism
 
FRONT LINE JOURNALISM
 
Who they are and why they do it
 
On Assignment
 
Working Relations
 
Fixers and Translators
 
Danger and Safety
 
Training and Protection
 
Coping with Fear and Danger
 
Information War and Journalistic Practices in the 21st century

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