Stories in distress: Three case studies in Australian media coverage of humanitarian crises

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dc.contributor.author Bacon, W
dc.contributor.author Nash, CJ
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:36:31Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journalism Review, 2004, 26 (1), pp. 19 - 39
dc.identifier.issn 0810-2686
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1507
dc.description.abstract This article reviews three case studies in the Australian media reporting of international humanitarian crises. The case studies cover a six-month period in 1999 and draw on all media over that period. Thethree case studies are: the violence in East TImor at the time of the 1999 independence ballot, the imprisonment in Yugoslavia of Prall and Wallace, two employees of CARE Australia, and the floods in Mozambique. While the three case studies collectively exhibit many of the standard characteristics ofmedia coverage ofhumanitarian issues, individually they differ significantly in the scale and orientation ofcoverage. Wesuggest that a significantfactor in these differences was the relationship between the sources for the stories and the journalists, which in turn depended on other factors. We review the adequacy of the Hall and Ericson positions on the source-journalist relationship in explaining these differences, and suggest that a field analysis derivedfrom Bourdieu is helpful in explaining the involvement ofsources from the political, economic and military fields, which in turn impacted on the relationship ofthe media to the stories.
dc.publisher Journalism Education Association
dc.title Stories in distress: Three case studies in Australian media coverage of humanitarian crises
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journalism Review
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 19 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Journalism, Information & Media Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
dc.personcode 790133
dc.personcode 910352
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Journalism and Professional Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Social and Political Change Group
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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