Examination of media coverage of the current conflict in the Middle East
Building on rigorous research by the world-renowned Glasgow University Media Group, More Bad News From Israel examines media coverage of the current conflict in the Middle East and the impact it has on public opinion.
The book brings together senior journalists and ordinary viewers to examine how audiences understand the news and how their views are shaped by media reporting. In the largest study ever undertaken in this area, the authors focus on television news. They illustrate major differences in the way Israelis and Palestinians are represented, including how casualties are shown and the presentation of the motives and rationales of both sides. They combine this with extensive audience research involving hundreds of participants from the USA, Britain and Germany. It shows extraordinary differences in levels of knowledge and understanding, especially amongst young people from these countries.
Covering recent developments, including the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, this authoritative and up-to-date study will be an invaluable tool for journalists, activists and students and researchers of media studies.
About the Author
Greg Philo is a Professor at Glasgow University, and Research Director of the Glasgow Media Group. He is the author, with Mike Berry, of More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011), and Israel and Palestine (Pluto 2006), and co-author, with Emma Briant and Pauline Donald, of Bad News for Refugees (Pluto, 2013).
Mike Berry is Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham and, with Greg Philo, is the author of Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories (Pluto, 2006) and More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011).
What People Are Saying
Table of Contents
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1. Histories of the Conflict
2. Content Studies 2000-2002
3. Audience Studies 2001-2002
4. Why Does it Happen?
5. Conclusions on the 2000-2002 Content and Audience Samples
6. News Content and Explanations of the 2008-9 Gaza Attack
7. Audience Understanding of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict and the Gaza Attack 2008-9
8. The Attack on the Gaza Flotilla, 2010