Journalism in War and Conflict

Authored by: Howard Tumber

The Handbook of Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138052888
eBook ISBN: 9781315167497
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The reporting of war and peace is of fascination to communication, media, and journalism scholars due to the dramatic nature of war and conflict, its importance to states and its publics, and the time and money devoted to it by media and news organizations. The examination of journalism and conflict has spawned many important theoretical and conceptual debates within the academy that have implications for other aspects of communications analysis. This chapter will examine the debates and review some of the literature on war and peace including: definitions of war and terrorism, conflict resolution, information management, definitions and role of journalists sources, the role of technology, witnessing, and the safety of journalists.

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