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Which suggests something about media and war: it’s not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them. There is a third element:…
They say the death of a parent puts you in time because that means there’s now no generation standing between you and ordinary death: you’re…
The daily press, the immediate media, is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing that stands for a much larger thing. Reporters on…
Television broadcasts have, in the main, been more suggestive, less specific, more distant in their images than the print press: often you knew that lump…
First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have…
All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of…
We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict:…
The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.
The web continues to be a source of important photographs you see nowhere else.
War is an abstraction.
You’ve gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images.
War is big and there are only so many reporters and only so many places for their words and images to appear. Choices are made…
Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn’t vetting the pictures and words.
The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
Technology has changed the way book publishing works, as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
I’m a schoolteacher and a writer. So that’s what I do.
It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.
For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
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