Digital War Reporting

Digital War Reporting

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

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 21mm | 428g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0745642756
  • 9780745642758

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Digital War examines war reporting in a digital age. Itshows how new technologies open up innovative ways for journaliststo convey the horrors of warfare while, at the same time, creatingopportunities for propaganda, censorship and control. Topicsdiscussed include:

How is the role of the war reporter evolving as digitaltechnologies become ever more prominent?What is the rhetoric of war in digital journalism? How does anemphasis on liveness, immediacy or realness shape publicperceptions of the nature of warfare itself?Is technology widening the gap between 'us' and 'them', or arenew 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-timevideo and audio reports, multimedia databases - as well assatellites, broadband, podcasting, and mobile telephones - inthe reporting of a range of wars, conflicts and crises. Theexamples analysed range from 24-hour television news coverage ofthe Persian Gulf War, the first 'internet war' in Kosovo, digitalphotography, from September 11 to Abu Ghraib, and bloggers in Iraq, including journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens.

Digital War is required reading for students, researchersand journalists.
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Table of contents

1 New Wars, New Reporting 1
2 The First Internet War 28
3 Conflicted Realities 58
4 The Citizen Journalist at War 92
5 Visual Truths: Images in Wartime 130
6 Making Connections: The Politics of Mediation 166
References 188
Index 206
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Review Text

"This is an incisive and often gripping study of how digital media transform coverage of conflict. For those who study the evolving relationship between war and journalism, Digital War Reporting is essential reading."
Philip Seib, University of Southern California
"If satellite television muddied the wartime distinction between 'us' and 'them,' newer digital technologies make it even more problematic. Matheson and Allan deftly critique these developments, revealing the moral and political dimensions of war reporting transmitted through these new forms of personal, social and journalistic expression."
Stephen D. Reese, University of Texas
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"This is an incisive and often gripping study of how digital media transform coverage of conflict. For those who study the evolving relationship between war and journalism, Digital War Reporting is essential reading." Philip Seib, University of Southern California "If satellite television muddied the wartime distinction between 'us' and 'them,' newer digital technologies make it even more problematic. Matheson and Allan deftly critique these developments, revealing the moral and political dimensions of war reporting transmitted through these new forms of personal, social and journalistic expression." Stephen D. Reese, University of Texas
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About Donald Matheson

Donald Matheson, Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Stuart Allan, Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University
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