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The Politics of War Reporting: Authority, Authenticity and Morality

Tim Markham


This book challenges the assumptions that reporters and their audiences alike have about the way the trade operates and how it sees the world. It unpacks the taken-for-granted aspects of the lives of war correspondents, exposing the principles of interaction and valorisation that usually go unacknowledged. Is journalistic authority really only about doing the job well? Do the ethics of war reporting derive simply from the ‘stuff’ of journalism? The book asks why it is that the authoritative reporter increasingly needs to appear authentic, and that success depends not only on getting things rig ... More

Keywords: reporter, war correspondents, interaction, valorisation, journalistic authority, war reporting, journalism, critical sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, power relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085284
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Markham, author