Representing Death In The News: Journalism, Media and Mortality

Hardcover | August 11, 2010

byF. Hanusch

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This new study maps and synthesizes existing research on the ways in which journalism deals with death. Folker Hanusch provides a historical overview of death in the news, looks at the conditions of production, content and reception, and also analyzes emerging trends in the representation of death online.

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This new study maps and synthesizes existing research on the ways in which journalism deals with death. Folker Hanusch provides a historical overview of death in the news, looks at the conditions of production, content and reception, and also analyzes emerging trends in the representation of death online.

FOLKER HANUSCH is Lecturer in Journalism in the School of Communication at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He has also worked as a journalist for Australian and German-language newspapers, and has published articles in Journalism Studies and Media International Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:August 11, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230466

ISBN - 13:9780230230460

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A History of News About Death
How News Media Place Values on Lives
Visual Displays of Death
The Impact of Covering Traumatic Assignments
Audience Responses to Death in the News
Journalism's Role in Constructing Grief
Representing Death in the Online Age
Conclusion
Bibliography

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'In this remarkably lucid and accomplished study Folker Hanusch explores the social construction of death in the news. A must-read for all those interested in how mediated death and dying enters into public life and private thoughts.' - Simon Cottle, Professor of Media and Communications, Cardiff University, UK