Terrorism now dominates the headlines across the world-from New York to Kabul. Framing Terrorism argues that the headlines matter as much as the act, in political terms. Widely publicized terrorist incidents leave an imprint upon public opinion, muzzle the "watchdog" role of journalists and promote a general one-of-us consensus supporting security forces.
This title provides a systematic comparison of the patterns and consequences of mass media coverage of terrorism. The work argues that headlines matter as much as the act, in political terms.
Preface Introduction; 1. Framing Terrorism, Pippa Norris, Montague Kern and Marion Just; I. Generating Terrorist Frames; 2. Terrorism, Censorship and the; 1st Amendment: In Search of Policy Guidelines, Doris A. Graber; 3. Clausewitz in the age of CNN: Rethinking the Military-Media Relationship, Robin Brown; 4. Framing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Tamar Liebes and Anat First; 5. Paramilitaries and the Press in Northern Ireland, Tim Cooke; II. Comparing Terrorism Frames; 6. Framing the US Embassy Bombings in African and US Newspapers, Todd M. Schaefer; 7. Framing of the Afghanistan War by CNN and Al-Jazeera TV, Amy E. Jasperson and Mansour O. El-Kikhia; 8. Framing the Muslim-Americans Before and After 9/11, Brigitte L. Nacos and Oscar Torres-Reyna; 9. Framing World Opinion in the Elite Press, Frank Louis Rusciano; III. The Public's Response; 10. Explaining 9/11, Michael W. Traugott and Ted Brader; 11. Public Opinion Among Muslims and the West, Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart; 12. Rally Round the Flag: The Dynamics of System Support, Paul Brewer, Sean Aday and Kimberley Gross; 13. Fear and Terrorism: Psychological Reactions to; 9/11, Leonie Huddy, Stanley Feldman, Gallya Lahav and Charles Taber Conclusions; 14. The Lessons of Framing Terrorism, Pippa Norris, Montague Kern and Marion Just; Select Bibliography
"What we think we know about terrorism depends in part on how the issue is framed. This book provides a fascinating combination of theory and cases about what the press tells us. Read it to find out what you really know!" -- Joseph S. Nye, author of The Paradox of American Power"This is an extremely timely and important book that brings together some extremely important research about the news media and terrorism. The international perspective is especially welcome and I am sure that this will become an important resource for both scholars and students." -- Gadi Wolfsfeld, Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University"At a time when terrorism has redefined US foreign policy and the balance between civil liberties and security, one cannot think of a more important subject than the media's portrayal of terrorism. Framing Terrorism is a major contribution toward developing a thoughtful response to the threat of terrorism." -- Steven Livingston, Senior Research Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington