Television and Terror: Conflicting Times and the Crisis of News Discourse by A. HoskinsTelevision and Terror: Conflicting Times and the Crisis of News Discourse by A. Hoskins

Television and Terror: Conflicting Times and the Crisis of News Discourse

byA. Hoskins, B. O'loughlin

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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The advent of the twenty-first century was marked by a succession of conflicts and catastrophes that demanded unrestrained journalism. Hoskins and O'Loughlin demonstrate that television, tarnished by its economy of liveness and its impositions of immediacy, and brevity, fails to deliver critical and consistent expositions of our conflicting times.
Author Andrew Hoskins: Andrew Hoskins is Director of the Adam Smith Research Foundation. His research focuses on the theoretical and empirical investigation of today s new media ecology and the nature of/challenges for security, and individual, social and cultural memory in this environment. He has an established record of leading exte...
Title:Television and Terror: Conflicting Times and the Crisis of News DiscourseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:217 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.53 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230229026

ISBN - 13:9780230229020

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The (Terrorised) State we're in Introduction Television and Time Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of the 'CNN Effect' Talking Terror: Political Discourses and the 2003 Iraq War Television's Quagmire: The Misremembered and the Unforgotten The Distant Body Drama and Documentary: The Power of Nightmares Security and Publics: Democratic Times? The Irresolution of Television

Editorial Reviews

'... the strength of this book lies in its ability to communicate important ideas from media studies to a broad audience of scholars interested in media discourse... Television and Terror effectively describes how television news, through the mediatization of events, works to constitute the social reality in which we live... In particular, it provides fodder for the argument that television can itself be hijacked as a weapon of terror as television news increasingly mediatizes events that take place in today's world.'- Adam Hodges, Stanford University