Global Crisis Reporting

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 199 pages
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From climate change to the global war on terror, from forced migration to humanitarian disasters - these are just some of the global crises addressed in this accessible, ground-breaking book. For the first time, the author examines how, why and to what extent these are diverse threats to humanity conveyed in today's news media.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Global crisis? what crisis?
1
Chapter 2 Journalism in the global age
26
the calculus of death and the ritualization of catastrophe
43
Unnatural disasters as global focusing events
69
from science and sceptic to spectacle and
71
antinomies in the mediates ethics of care
92
on vicarious visceral violence
109
researching beyond commonsence
127
Chapter 8 Humanitarian ngos news media and the changing relations of communicative power
146
conclusion
164
Glosary
172
References
178
Index
193
Back cover
200
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Simon Cottle is Professor of Media and Communications, Deputy Head of School and Director of the Mediatized Conflict Research Group in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK. He is author of Mediatized Conflict (Open University Press 2006).

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