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Matheson, Donald

Digital War Reporting

Matheson, Donald - Digital War Reporting, ebook

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Digital War examines war reporting in a digital age. It shows how new technologies open up innovative ways for journalists to convey the horrors of warfare while, at the same time, creating opportunities for propaganda, censorship and control. Topics discussed include:
  • How is the role of the war reporter evolving as digital technologies become ever more prominent?
  • What is the rhetoric of war in digital journalism? How does an emphasis on liveness, immediacy or realness shape public perceptions of the nature of warfare itself?
  • Is technology widening the gap between 'us' and 'them', or are new kinds of empathy being established with distant others as time, space and place are effectively compressed?

A key focus is journalists' use of digital imagery, real-time video and audio reports, multimedia databases – as well as satellites, broadband, podcasting, and mobile telephones – in the reporting of a range of wars, conflicts and crises. The examples analysed range from 24-hour television news coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the first 'internet war' in Kosovo, digital photography, from September 11 to Abu Ghraib, and bloggers in Iraq, including journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens.

Digital War is required reading for students, researchers and journalists.

Keywords: Digital Culture & the Information Age

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
DMS - Digital Media and Society
Page amount
224 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745639505
Printed ISBN
9780745642765

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