The New Arab Journalist

The New Arab Journalist : Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil

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The Arab media is in the midst of a revolution that will inform questions of war and peace in the Middle East, political and societal reform, and relations between the West and the Arab World. Drawing on the first broad cross-border survey of Arab journalists, first-person interviews with scores of reporters and editors, and his three decades' experience reporting from the Middle East, Laurence Pintak examines how Arab journalists see themselves and their mission at this critical time in the evolution of the Arab media. He explores how, in a diverse Arab media landscape expressing myriad opinions, journalists are still under siege as governments fight a rear-guard action to manage the message. This innovative book breaks through the stereotypes about Arab journalists to reveal the fascinating and complex reality - and what it means for the rest of us.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 22.86mm | 386g
  • I.B. Tauris
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 integrated bw
  • 1848850999
  • 9781848850996
  • 1,971,842

Table of contents

Introduction: A Matter of Perspective
Chapter 1: Red Lines -Boundaries of Journalistic Freedom
Chapter 2: Satellite TV and Arab Democracy
Chapter 3: Media Politics and Corporate Feudalism
Chapter 4: Islam, Nationalism and the Media
Chapter 5: Covering Darfur - A Question of Identity
Chapter 6: Arab Journalism in Context
Chapter 7: Western Ethics, Western Arrogance
Chapter 8: The Mission of Arab Journalism
Chapter 9: Journalistic Roles - Arabs, Americans and the World
Chapter 10: Arab Journalists Look at Themselves and the Competition
Chapter 11: Arab Journalists and the Arab People
Chapter 12: Border Guards of the New Arab Consciousness
Postscript: New Media, New Media Models
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'Lawrence Pintak remains the foremost chronicler of the interaction between the Arab and Western media worlds.' - Rami Khouri, American University of Beirut and Editor-at-Large, The Daily Star (Beirut); 'This book is a unique contribution and a must read for anyone interested in media and in Arab politics.' - Amb. William A. Rugh, author of 'Arab Mass Media'; 'The real story in The New Arab Journalist is its serious attempt to grapple with one of the main stories of the age for Arabs and non-Arabs alike: the intractable overlap between Arab satellite TV as a new phenomenon and Arabness, as an ancient and diverse identity.' - Abderrahim Foukara, Washington bureau chief, Al-Jazeera; 'Finally, Arab journalists are given a chance to voice their views about their profession and their societal roles.' - Philip Seib, Director, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
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About Lawrence Pintak

Lawrence Pintak is founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. A former CBS News Middle East correspondent who has contributed to many of the world's leading news organizations, Pintak also served as director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo. Previous books include 'Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam and the War of Ideas' and 'Seeds of Hate: How America's Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad'.
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