Journalism after September 11

Synopsis

The events of September 11 continue to resonate in powerful, yet sometimes unexpected ways. For many journalists, the crisis has decisively recast their sense of the world around them. Familiar notions of what it means to be a journalist, how best to practice journalism, and what the public can reasonably expect of journalists in the name of democracy, have been shaken to their foundations. Journalism After September 11 examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the United States and Britain. It brings together an internationally respected group of scholars and media commentators to explore journalism's present and future, by engaging with such pressing issues as trauma, free speech, censorship, patriotism, impartiality, and celebrity. Journalism After September 11 raises vitally important questions regarding what journalism can and should look like today. In providing answers it addresses topics such as: journalism and public life at a time of crisis; broadsheet and tabloid newspaper coverage of the attacks; the role of sources in shaping the news; reporting by global news media such as CNN; Western representations of Islam; current affairs broadcasting; news photography and trauma; the emotional well-being of reporters; online journalism; as well as a lots of pertinent issues around news, democracy and citizenship.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Barbie Zelizer
  • Stuart Allan
  • Jay Rosen
  • Michael Schudson
  • James W. Carey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003