This book provides new insights on contemporary terrorism and media research, opening the door for fresh perspectives and trends exploring theories and concepts in the field. Advances in technology have increased the threat of terrorism, as the Internet has helped terrorists to recruit new members, plan their attacks, and amplify their messages. As technology continues to evolve, it is not difficult to imagine how the advanced information and technology of the new millennium could cause more terrifying realities in the world today. During this period of profound technological change, we need to understand the relationships between media, society, and the new paradigm of terrorism. In our global society where the war on terrorism knows no borders, countries are increasingly recognizing the importance of improving terrorism coverage domestically and globally. This book is a valuable resource, offering key directions for assessing the ongoing revolutionary changes and trends in communicating terrorism in the digital age. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Media, Terrorism, and Society: Perspectives and Trends in the Digital Age Shahira S. Fahmy
1. Solidarity Through the Visual: Healing Images in the Brussels Terrorism Attacks Dan Berkowitz
2. Graphic Violence as Moral Motivator: The Effects of Graphically Violent Content in News Matthew Grizzard, Jialing Huang, Julia K. Weiss, Eric Robert Novotny, Kaitlin S. Fitzgerald, Changhyun Ahn, Zed Ngoh, Alexandra Plante, and Haoran Chu
3. Online Surveillance’s Effect on Support for Other Extraordinary Measures to Prevent Terrorism Elizabeth Stoycheff, Kunto A. Wibowo, Juan Liu, and Kai Xu
4. The Impact of Terrorist Attack News on Moral Intuitions and Outgroup Prejudice Ron Tamborini, Matthias Hofer, Sujay Prabhu, Clare Grall, Eric Robert Novotny, Lindsay Hahn, and Brian Klebig
5. "Muslims are not Terrorists": Islamic State Coverage, Journalistic Differentiation Between Terrorism and Islam, Fear Reactions, and Attitudes Toward Muslims Christian von Sikorski, Desirée Schmuck, Jörg Matthes, and Alice Binder
6. On the Boundaries of Framing Terrorism: Guilt, Victimization, and the 2016 Orlando Shooting Nathan Walter, Thomas J. Billard, and Sheila T. Murphy
7. Proximity and Terrorism News in Social Media: A Construal-Level Theoretical Approach to Networked Framing of Terrorism in Twitter K. Hazel Kwon, Monica Chadha, and Kirstin Pellizzaro
8. U.S. News Coverage of Global Terrorist Incidents Mingxiao Sui, Johanna Dunaway, David Sobek, Andrew Abad, Lauren Goodman, and Paromita Saha
Shahira S. Fahmy is an internationally renowned scholar in peace journalism and visual communication. She is the first and only Arab-American journalism professor tenured at an American research university. Her seminal research has appeared in all the top-ranked journals, and one of her books received the National Communication Association book award.