2nd Edition

Journalism After September 11





ISBN 9780415460156
Published April 21, 2011 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Praise for the first edition:

This collection of essays comes mainly from academics but nobody should bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They properly challenge the way September 11th was reported - in a way that's both an endorsement of the role of the media and a wake-up call on its failures . . . anyone interested in our trade should read it.'
- Roger Mosey, Ariel

'A thoughtful and engaging examination of the effects of 9/11 on the field of journalism. Its unique aim is to discuss the impact of the attack as a personal trauma and its current and future effects on journalism and the reporting of the news. . . highly recommended.' - Library Journal

Journalism After September 11 examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the United States and Britain. Familiar notions of what it means to be a journalist, how best to practice journalism, and what the public can reasonably expect of journalists in the name of democracy, were shaken to their foundations.

Ten years on, however, new questions arise regarding the lasting implications of that tragic day and its aftermath.

Bringing together an internationally respected collection of scholars and media commentators, Journalism After September 11 addresses topics such as: journalism and public life at a time of crisis; broadsheet and tabloid newspaper coverage of the attacks; the role of sources in shaping the news; reporting by global news media such as CNN; Western representations of Islam; current affairs broadcasting; news photography and trauma; the emotional well-being of reporters; online journalism; as well as a host of pertinent issues around news, democracy and citizenship.

This second edition includes four new chapters – examining Arabic newspaper reporting of the attacks, the perceptions of television audiences, national magazine coverage of the ensuing crisis, and the media politics of ‘othering’ – as well as revised chapters from the first edition and an updated Introduction by the co-editors. A foreword is provided by Victor Navasky and an afterword by Phillip Knightley.

Table of Contents

@Contents: Selected Contents:  Foreword Victor Navasky  Introduction When Trauma Shapes The News Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan  PART I. The trauma of September 11  Chapter 1. September 11 In the mind of American Journalism Jay Rosen  Chapter 2. What’s unusual about covering politics as usual Michael Schudson  Chapter 3. Photography, journalism, and trauma Barbie Zelizer  Chaper 4. Mediating Catastrophe: September 11 and the crisis of the other Roger Silverstone  PART II. News and its contexts  Chapter 5. American journalism on, before, and after September 11 James W. Carey  Chapter 6. September 11 and the structural limitations of US journalism Robert W. McChesney  Chapter 7. "Our duty to history": newsmagazines and the national voice Carolyn Kitch  Chapter 8. Covering Muslims: journalism as cultural practice Karim H. Karim  Chapter 9. "Why do they hate us?": seeking answers in the pan-Arab news coverage of 9/11 Noha Mellor  PART III The changing boundaries of journalism  Chapter 10. Reweaving the Internet: online news of September 11 Stuart Allan  Chapter11. Converging into irrelevance? Supermarket tabloids in the post-9/11 world S. Elizabeth Bird  Chapter 12. Media fundamentalism: the immediate response of the UK national press to terrorism – from 9/11 to 7/7 Michael Bromley and Stephen Cushion  Chapter 13. Television agora and agoraphobia post-September 11 Simon Cottle  Chapter 14. "Our Ground Zeros": diaspora, media and memory Marie Gillespie  PART IV Reporting trauma tomorrow  Chapter 15. Journalism, risk, and patriotism Silvio Waisbord  Chapter 16. Trauma talk: reconfiguring the inside and outside Annabelle Sreberny  Chapter 17. Journalism and political crises in the global network society Ingrid Volkmer  Chapter 18. Reporting under fire: the physical safety and emotional welfare of journalists Howard Tumber  Afterword Phillip Knightley

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Reviews

Praise for the first edition:

This collection of essays comes mainly from academics but nobody should bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They properly challenge the way September 11th was reported - in a way that's both an endorsement of the role of the media and a wake-up call on its failures . . . anyone interested in our trade should read it.' - Roger Mosey, Ariel

'A thoughtful and engaging examination of the effects of 9/11 on the field of journalism. Its unique aim is to discuss the impact of the attack as a personal trauma and its current and future effects on journalism and the reporting of the news. . . highly recommended.' - Library Journal