War and the Media

War and the Media : Essays on News Reporting, Propaganda and Popular Culture

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Mass communication is used by governments to support their war efforts while media images are created or manipulated to inform, persuade or guide the consumers of those images. But this book looks beyond the obvious. The contributors examine historical and contemporary examples that reflect the role of the media or mass communication or both during wartime. The essays highlight the centrality of communication to the perpetuation and to the resolution of war, suggesting that the symbiotic relationship between communication and war is as important to understand as war itself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • notes, bibliography, index
  • 0786446072
  • 9780786446070
  • 2,929,914

About Paul M. Haridakis

Lawrence W. Hugenberg is a communications professor at Kent State University and has published on NASCAR and its fans. Paul M. Haridakis is a professor at Kent State University researching media law, uses, and effects. Adam C. Earnheardt is a professor of communication studies and basic course director at Youngstown State University. His research interests include sports media effects, media ethics, and new media studies.
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