Representing Death in the News : Journalism, Media and Mortality

Hanusch, Folker (2010) Representing Death in the News : Journalism, Media and Mortality. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the relationship between the news, media and death. Driven by a perceived ubiquity of death and dying on television, in newspapers and on the internet, many scholars have attempted to more closely examine aspects of this coverage. The result is that there now exists a large body of scholarly work on death in the news, yet what has been lacking is a comprehensive synthesis of the field. This book seeks to close this gap by analyzing the scholarship on death in the news by way of a thematic approach. It provides a historical overview, looks at the conditions of production, content and reception, and also analyzes emerging trends in the representation of death online. This fascinating account provides a much needed overview of what we currently know about death in the news and provides food for thought for future studies in the field.

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ID Code: 68347
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Table of Contents--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
Keywords: journalism, death, representation, trauma, graphic
ISBN: 9780230230460
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 22:10
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 15:51

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