Digital Media and Reporting Conflict: Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism

Digital Media and Reporting Conflict: Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism

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This book explores the impact of new forms of online reporting on the BBCa€™s coverage of war and terrorism. Informed by the views of over 100 BBC staff at all levels of the corporation, Bennett captures journalistsa€™ shifting attitudes towards blogs and internet sources used to cover wars and other conflicts. He argues that the BBCa€™s practices and values are fundamentally evolving in response to the challenges of immediate digital publication. Ongoing challenges for journalism in the online media environment are identified: maintaining impartiality in the face of calls for more open personal journalism; ensuring accuracy when the power of the qformer audienceq allows news to break at speed; and overcoming the limits of the scale of the BBCa€™s news operation in order to meet the demands to present news as conversation. While the focus of the book is on the BBCa€™s coverage of war and terrorism, the conclusions are more widely relevant to the evolving practice of journalism at traditional media organizations as they grapple with a revolution in publication.... theory from research.1 During the course of the research, I deployed a broad tool set including semistructured interviews, ... Although the methods used in each chapter are highlighted, this note critically analyses these techniques and ... and quantitative approaches have been expressed from an epistemological standpoint, a more technical understanding of ... the BBCa#39;s live updates ofthe Mumbai attacks undoubtedly, benefitted from combining a quantitative content analysis withanbsp;...


Title:Digital Media and Reporting Conflict: Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism
Author:Daniel Bennett
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-18
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