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News at a Time of Terror
MediaChannel founder and editor Danny Schechter, "the News Dissector," critically examines media coverage since 9/11. Schechter analyses what has been covered and, more tellingly, left out, in news coverage of the terrorist attacks on the United States and their aftermath.
Drawing on the reporting from over one thousand worldwide radio, newspaper, television, and internet affiliates, the result is an account of how the media has become a megaphone for the U.S. military and its war on terror. Schechter suggests a series of changes to improve our news sources and return them to what he says is the vital role a free and independent press must play in preserving democracy.
The book also features research results from Media Tenor's extensive analysis of U.S. media.
Price: U.S. $ 25
How the Media -Stole- the US Presidential Election 2000
This joint project of MediaChannel.org, Media Tenor, and The World Paper presents a bulging dossier of evidence that the corporate news media, especially the television networks, have largely abandoned efforts to present serious, diverse and in-depth coverage of election issues and controversies.
The US Election of 2000 was the closest and most disputed in American history. The debate about the legitimacy of its outcome has mostly focused on what did and did not happen in the voting booths of Florida. The counting and undercounting of the election ballots, the mistaken votes and bizarre "overvotes" was a scandal seen around the world.
Rarely seen and poorly covered in the media was another scandal within that scandal—the role played by the media itself. It is the argument of this book that one can only understand what happened in the election of 2000 by understanding the role, function, and performance of the mass media that covered and miscovered it.
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Media Tenor analyzed TV reports on the Iraq war in Germany, the U.S., Britain, the Czech Republic, and South Africa.
The international TV news coverage of the war in Iraq and the non-stop assault of images and commentary on commercial news networks and broadcast news have presented a challenge to viewers and commentators alike in both scope and intensity.
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Media Tenor analyzed the coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign in leading U.S. media, highlighting trends in the political coverage in the U.S. and studying the impact of the media on polls and voter behaviour.
A report detailing the most important findings of this long-term analysis is now available for purchase. The charts and commentary contained in the report examine how leading U.S. media performed their duty to provide the public with information during the election year. For academics, media researchers and students, these can serve as a starting point for further analysis of the news media or as supplementary information for teaching and learning experiences.
Analyzed media: TV news: ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Fox News Channel Special Report with Brit Hume, NBC Nightly News. Dailies: USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Weeklies: Time and Newsweek.
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This 40-page report is delivered electronically as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file.
The public German television stations ARD and ZDF portray the events in the Middle East from an anti-Israeli perspective, each of them focussing on different issues. This is the result of an up-to-date analysis from July 21st through August 3rd, 2006, as well as long-term analysis of the stations' portrayal of Israel in their prime time and nightly news programs Heute, Heute-Journal, Tagesschau and Tagesthemen. The Israeli army is primarily shown in the context of violent actions, while Hezbollah fighters hardly appear at all. Victims are primarily Lebanese victims - images of Israeli victims are rare. Heute and Heute-Journal as well as Tagesschau and Tagesthemen portray Israel as the perpetrator. The role of the UN, in particular its responsibility for peacekeeping in Lebanon and Israel since 1978, is largely ignored.
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From April 4th to 11th, the European-Identity Cultural Caravan travelled through five of the 10 countries joining the European Union on May 1st. The journey was promoted by German NGO Idriart (Institute for the Development of Intercultural/Transdisciplinary Relations Through the Arts) and the publishing house Innovatio, in partnership with the international media analysis group Media Tenor Institute.
The Caravan was an opportunity to bring 200 civic leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists on a unique train tour through the accession countries, in order to stimulate thinking and conversation on European identity issues such as leadership, governance, environmental sustainability, and media.
The Caravan's ideas and proposals were printed in a book that was given to representatives of the European Commission on April 28th.
Price: U.S. $ 15
More information at: www.european-identity.net
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