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Journalism after September 11
Zelizer, Barbie.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Physical Description:
xviii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : when trauma shapes the news / Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan -- September 11 in the mind of American journalism / Jay Rosen -- What's unusual about covering politics as usual / Michael Schudson -- Photography, journalism, and trauma / Barbie Zelizer -- American journalism on, before, and after September 11 / James W. Carey -- September 11 and the structural limitations of US journalism / Robert W. McChesney -- Making sense of the "Islamic peril" : journalism as cultural practice / Karim H. Karim -- Reweaving the Internet : online news of September 11 / Stuart Allan -- Taking it personally : supermarket tabloids after September 11 / S. Elizabeth Bird -- Media fundamentalism : the immediate response of the UK national press to September 11 / Michael Bromley and Stephen Cushion -- Television agora and agoraphobia post-September 11 / Simon Cottle -- Journalism, risk, and patriotism / Silvio Waisbord -- Trauma talk : reconfiguring the inside and outside / Annabelle Sreberny -- Journalism and political crises in the global network society / Ingrid Volkmer -- Reporting under fire : the physical safety and emotional welfare of journalists / Howard Tumber.

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The events of September 11 continue to resonate in powerful, yet sometimes unexpected ways. For many journalists, the crisis has decisively recast their sense of the world around them. 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, have been shaken to their foundations. Journalism After September 11examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the United States and Britain.

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Library Journal Review

9/11 This timely and important book addresses several questions facing journalists and their profession in the wake of last year's tragedy: How do journalists fairly and accurately present the news in a climate of uncertainty and fear? What is the role of the press in a democratic society? How do journalists preserve their professional ethics while experiencing a traumatic event affecting them personally? The editors of this collection of scholarly and authoritative essays, academics Zelizer (Univ. of Pennsylvania; Visual Culture and the Holocaust) and Allan (Univ. of West of England; Theorizing Culture), have synthesized 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 reporting of the news. Contributors include scholars and media commentators from all over the world, with each essay including a list of references used. Highly recommended for academic libraries. Katherine E. Merrill, Rochester P.L., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

ForewordVictor Navasky
Introduction: When Trauma Shapes the NewsBarbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan
Part 1 The Trauma of September 11
1 September 11 in the Mind of American JournalismJay Rosen
2 What's Unusual About Covering Politics As UsualMichael Schudson
3 Photography, Journalism, and TraumaBarbie Zelizer
Part 2 News and its Contexts
4 American Journalism On, Before, and After September 11James W. Carey
5 September 11 and the Structural Limitations of U.S. JournalismRobert W. McChesney
6 Making Sense of the 'Islamic Peril': Journalism as Cultural PracticeKarim H. Karim
Part 3 The Changing Boundaries of Journalism
7 Reweaving the Internet: Online News of September 11Stuart Allan
8 Taking it Personally: Supermarket Tabloids after September 11S. Elizabeth Bird
9 Media Fundamentalism: The Immediate Response of the U.K. National Press to September 11Michael Bromley and Stephen Cushion
10 Television Agora and Agoraphobia Post September 11Simon Cottle
Part 4 Reporting Trauma Tomorrow
11 Journalism, Risk and PatriotismSilvio Waisbord
12 Trauma Talk: Reconfiguring the Inside and OutsideAnnabelle Sreberny
13 Journalism and Political Crises in the Global Network SocietyIngrid Volkmer
14 Reporting Under Fire: The Physical Safety and Emotional Welfare of JournalistsHoward Tumber