War and the Death of News

War and the Death of News Reflections of a Grade B Reporter

Hardback (01 Jun 2017)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Martin Bell has stood in war zones as both a soldier and a journalist. From Vietnam to Bosnia to Iraq, he has witnessed first-hand the dramatic changes in how conflicts are fought and how they are reported. He has seen the truth degraded in the name of balance and good taste - grief and pain censored so the viewers are not disturbed.

In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound, and TV news seeks to entertain rather than inform.

In this compelling account, one of the outstanding journalists of our time provides a moving, personal account of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back in our news.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786071088
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 070.4333
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 295 , 8 unummbered of plates
Weight: 508g
Height: 156mm
Width: 231mm
Spine width: 34mm