September 11 and the structural limitations of us journalism

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Abstract

The questions before us are elementary. What explains the nature of US news media coverage of the political response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States? Is September 11 a defining event for US journalism? We have been roundly told that “September 11 changes everything,�? but does it change journalism? I argue that the US press coverage of the political response to the September 11 attacks was exactly what one would expect from looking at historical precedent. September 11 may be changing a lot of things about our world, but with regard to journalism it has merely highlighted the antidemocratic tendencies already in existence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournalism After September 11, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages104-112
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781136739842
ISBN (Print)9780415460149
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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