Issue April 2008 1(1)

mwc coverAndrew Hoskins, Barry Richards, and Philip Seib

Editors’ note


Peter Goddard & Piers Robinson & Katy Parry
Patriotism meets plurality: reporting the 2003 Iraq War in the British press

Kirsten Mogensen
Television journalism during terror attacks

Pieter A. Maeseele, Gino Verleye & Anne Speckhard
Psychosocial resilience in the face of a mediated terrorist threat 

Susan L. Carruthers, Rutgers University, USA
No one’s looking: the disappearing audience for war 

Cees J. Hamelink
Media between warmongers and peacemakers 

Major General Tony Cucolo, United States Army
The military and the media: shotgun wedding, rocky marriage, committed relationship 

Ingrid Volkmer, University of Melbourne, Australia
Conflict-related media events and cultures of proximity 

Sean Aday & Steven Livingston
Taking the state out of state—media relations theory: how transnational advocacy networks are changing the press—state dynamic 

Justin Lewis, Cardiff University, UK, Lewis
The role of the media in boosting military spending 

Philip M. Taylor, University of Leeds, UK
Can the information war on terror be won? A polemical essay 


Bill Durodié
Book review: Philip Hammond Media, War and Postmodernity London: Routledge, 2007. viii + 170 pp. ISBN 0 415 37493 6 (hbk), 0 415 37494 4 (pbk)
Mireille Thornton Çolak
Book review: Eric V. Larson and Bogdan Savych Misfortunes of War: Press and Public Reactions to Civilian Deaths in Wartime Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2007. 298 pp. ISBN-10: 0 8330 3897 4; ISBN-13: 978 0 8330 3897 5

James F. Tracy
Book review: Robin Andersen A Century of Media, A Century of War New York: Peter Lang, 2006. xxxi + 350 pp. ISBN 978 0 8204 7893 7 (pbk)

Janet Harris
Book review: Sarah Maltby and Richard Keeble (eds) Communicating War: Memory, Media and Military Bury St Edmunds: Arima Publishing, 2007. 215 pp. ISBN 978 1 8454 9197 0

Katy Parry
Book review: Milena Michalski and James Gow War, Image and Legitimacy: Viewing Contemporary Conflict London: Routledge, 2007. 268 pp. ISBN 0 415 40101 1 (hbk)