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Journalism in a culture of grief

Author: Carolyn L Kitch; Janice Hume
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers the cultural meanings of death in American journalism and the role of journalism in interpretations and enactments of public grief, which has returned to an almost Victorian level. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn L Kitch; Janice Hume
ISBN: 9780415980098 0415980097 0415980100 9780415980104
OCLC Number: 137221559
Description: xxiv, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Disaster, Trauma, and Respect for the Dead 1. At War with Nature: Coverage of Natural Disaster Fatalities 2. Death Rites Interrupted: Responsibility and Remembrance in Coverage of the Tri-State Crematory Scandal and Hurricane Katrina 3. Who Speaks for the Dead?: Authority and Authenticity in News Coverage of the Amish School Shootings - Lessons Learned from Life Stories 4. Life and Death in a Small Town: Cultural Values and Memory in Community Newspaper Obituaries 5. 'It Takes a Sinner to Appreciate the Blinding Glare of Grace': Redeeming the 'Dark' Celebrity 6. 'We Can't Keep Losing our Kids': Fear, Blame and Mourning in Press Coverage of Teen Deaths 7. Mourning 'Men Joined in Peril and Purpose': Working-Class Heroism in News Repair of the Sago Miners' Story - The Journalism of Ritual and Tribute 8. 'Portraits of Grief' and Stories that Heal: The Public Funeral for Victims of September 11 9. Reporting on 'a Grieving Army of Americans': Citizen Testimony in the Misremembering of Ronald Reagan 10. 'All the Fellows that Went on Before Me': Tribute, Memory and Counter-Memory among Veterans of 'the Good War'Conclusion
Responsibility: Carolyn Kitch, Janice Hume.

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"Journalism in a Culture of Grief is a landmark, the first book to examine American news coverage of death. In this systematic and thorough study, Carolyn Kitch and Janice Hume show that how death is Read more...

 
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