Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication scholarship and study News, Public Relations and Power has contributions from leading international researchers who address issues such as: the rapid growth of public relations and its impact on news production; state information management strategies in times of internal political dissent; political parties and mediated `spin' conducted at national and local levels; the historically changing nature of war journalism; and tabloid television and forms of cultural representation. The book begins with Simon Cottle's introduction which sets out the key ideas and approaches in the field.

Journalism under Fire: The Reporting of War and International Crises

Journalism under Fire: The Reporting of War and International Crises

Journalism under fire: The reporting of war and international crises
Philip M.Taylor

Public knowledge about foreign events, including wars and international crises, is heavily dependent upon the mass media. If the media provide our ‘window on the world’, then how translucent is the glass? How much actual public understanding is there of the ways in which the media interact with, and report on, international events? And to what extent are the public generally aware of the dangers of inadequate or distorted impressions being created by the reporting of complex crises in ‘faraway’ countries? These questions have become even more crucial since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent launch of ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’, the ...

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