War Coverage

The term war coverage refers to two dimensions of journalism. On the one hand it describes media content dealing with war and war-related events. On the other hand war coverage refers to the journalistic work process from which media content on wars emerge. This definition of war coverage is based on a specific understanding of war. Essential characteristics of a war are the involvement of at least two military or armed social systems, an extraordinarily high degree of physical force against people or objects, and a certain continuity of combat. This description goes beyond the traditional understanding of war as an international conflict. In civil wars or (partially) non-state conflicts, which have been dominating the statistics of clashes since the end of World War II, ...

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