Global Media Go to War: Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War
Edited by Dr. Ralph D. Berenger, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Preface by Cees Hamelink; Foreword by John Merrill; Epilogue by Kaarle Nordenstreng
News media in the Middle East were often criticized for covering the 2003 Iraq War from a biased perspective -- one that was highly critical of the United States and the United Kingdom. But, as Ralph D. Berenger notes in the introduction to this book, "the West, too, conducted a rigorous propaganda campaign to drum up support for war against Iraq among wobbly-kneed allies."
Global Media Go to War is the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the role of mass media during the 2003 Iraq War. Its 34 essays are written by prominent media scholars and professionals from around the world and are organized into six major sections: Prelude to War, The World War of Words, The War in the Coalition Press, The War in Other Places, The War in Cyberspace, and The War for Hearts and Minds.
Numerous perspectives are presented, but all attest to the social control function that media perform for their nations. This book is ideal for college courses in mass communication, political science and sociology, and is an indispensable reference for media researchers.
Table of Contents
About the Authors, xi / Preface: Reflections on the 2003 Iraq War, xxi, by Cees J. Hamelink / Foreword: Response to Hamelink, xxv, by John C. Merrill / Introduction: Global Media Go to War, xxvii, by Ralph D. Berenger / I. Prelude to War, 1 / 1. Hating America: The Press in Egypt and France, 3, by James J. Napoli / 2. Global Village Disconnected? 15, by George Albert Gladney / 3. The Framing of the "Axis of Evil," 29, by Jinbong Choi / 4. African Perspectives on Events Before the 2003 Iraq War, 39, by Emmanuel C. Alozie / 5. Al-Jazeera: A Broadcaster Creating Ripples in a Stagnant Pool, 57, by Stephen Quinn and Tim Walters / 6. Global News Agencies and the Pre-War Debate: A Content Analysis, 73, by Beverly Horvit / II. The World War of Words, 85 / 7. Language, Media and War: Manipulating Public Perceptions, 87, by Yahya R. Kamalipour / 8. Metaphors of War: News Reporting and the 2003 Iraq War, 95, by Jack Lule / 9. An Insider’s Assessment of Media Punditry and "Operation Iraqi Freedom," 107, by Ibrahim Al-Marashi / 10. The 2003 War in Iraq and Perspectives on Turkish Media, 121, by Dilruba ÇatalbaÕ 11. Late-Night Talk Shows and War: Entertaining and Informing Through Humor, 131, by Andrew Paul Williams, Justin D. Martin, Kaye D. Trammell, Kristen Landreville and Chelsea Ellis / III. The War in the Coalition Press, 139 / 12. The Press Made Mistakes Covering the 2003 Iraq War, But It Also Corrected Them, 141, by Howard Schneider / 13. Of Journalists and Dogs: Tales from the Northern Behind, 149, by Maggy Zanger / 14. Embedded Versus Behind-the-Lines Reporting on the 2003 Iraq War, 161, by Stephen D. Cooper and Jim A. Kuypers / 15. Allies Down Under? The Australian at War and "The Big Lie," 173, by Martin Hirst and Robert Schütze / 16. U.S. and British Press Coverage of Iraq’s Missing WMD, 191, by Kris Kodrich and Sweety Law / IV. The War in Other Places, 205 / 17. The Hong Kong Media During the Gulf War, 207, by Yoichi Clark Shimatsu / 18. Nowhere to Hide: South African Media Seek Global Perspective on Iraq War, 215, by Christine Buchinger, Herman Wasserman and Arnold de Beer / 19. Arab Satellite TV News: Up, Down and Out, 223, by S. Abdallah Schleifer / 20. Move Over CNN: Al-Jazeera’s View of the World Takes on the West, 229, by Catherine Cassara and Laura Lengel / 21. Indian Media Coverage of the 2003 Iraq War, 235, by Janet Fine / V. The War in Cyberspace, 243 / 22. Iraq War Ushers in Web-Based Era, 245, by Naila Hamdy and Radwa Mobarak / 23. The First Hours of Online Coverage of "Operation Iraqi Freedom," 255, by Daniela V. Dimitrova, Lynda Lee Kaid, and Andrew Paul Williams / 24. Digital Deconstruction: Indymedia as a Process of Collective Critique, 265, by Lisa Brooten / 25. Iraq War News: Were Younger Audiences Bored with the News or the Media? 281, by David Weinstock and Timothy Boudreau / 26. Weblogs as a Source of Information about the 2003 Iraq War, 291, by Barbara K. Kaye and Thomas J. Johnson /VI. The War for Hearts and Minds, 303 / 27. Cognitive and Emotional Effects of Media Coverage of the 2003 Iraq War, 305, by Glenn G. Sparks and Will Miller / 28. Propaganda and Arab Media Audiences: Resisting the "Hearts and Minds" Campaign, 313, by Makram Khoury-Machool / 29. News Credibility During the 2003 Iraq War: A Survey of UAE Students, 323, by Muhammad I. Ayish / 30. War Against Media in the 2003 Gulf War, 335, by Abdullah Al-Kindi / Afterword: Media Monitoring: Watching the Watchdogs, 345, by Kaarle Nordenstreng. / Appendix A: Journalists Killed in the 2003 Iraq War, 357, Compiled by Ralph D. Berenger / Appendix B: Timeline: Countdown to War in Iraq, 359, Compiled by Ralph D. Berenger /Index, 373
416 pages / paperback / 6 x 9 format / tables / summer 2004 / $49.95 / includes CIP Data / ISBN: 0-922993-10-6