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Terrorism and the Press

An Uneasy Relationship


Brooke Barnett and Amy Reynolds

Many books have been written about the press and terrorism – particularly since September 11 th – but this is the first press-focused exploration of their relationship. Drawing upon the history of terrorism, mass communication research, media theory, and journalism practice, this book examines how the press reports terrorism, and how that reporting varies depending on the medium and location. Examining the differences in reporting – globally and historically within different media and government systems – Terrorism and the Press provides insights for how, in the future, we can better navigate the relationship between the press, government, and audience when terrorists attack.
Contents: What Is Terrorism? – The News Media and Terrorism – The News Media and the Government – The Image – Television and Terrorism – Media Coverage of Terrorism at Home and Abroad – The Challenge of Patriotism: When Journalism Is Accused of Terrorism – Lessons Learned.