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Book review: ‘Reporting war and conflict’, by Kevin Williams and Janet Harris

Pendry, Richard (2019) Book review: ‘Reporting war and conflict’, by Kevin Williams and Janet Harris. Review of: Reporting war and conflict by UNSPECIFIED. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 16 (1). pp. 49-50. ISSN 1742-0105. (doi:10.1177/1750635218820963) (KAR id:103035)


In the years after the 9/11 attacks by al-Qa’eda against the United States in 2001, numerous scholars have published new studies of the

changing work practices of foreign correspondents or updated previous ones (notably Zelizer and Allan 2002; Thussu and Freedman 2003;

Hamilton and Jenner 2004; Matheson and Al-lan 2009; Archetti 2012; McLaughlin 2016: 190-213). A more recent crop of books has tended to

examine the contemporary war reporting scene through a particular lens — that of the terrifying, new-ish phenomenon of the targeting

of news professionals (Paterson 2014; Cottle, Mosdell and Sambrook 2016; Armoudian 2017;Palmer 2018). This excellent new monograph,Reporting war and conflict, by Kevin Williams and Janet Harris, is one of the latter group. In it, the authors argue that managing risk has become central to foreign correspondence.

Item Type: Review
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1750635218820963
Uncontrolled keywords: conflict, reporting, review
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Richard Pendry
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 16:06 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 15:39 UTC
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