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From pictures to policy: How does humanitarian reporting have an influence?

Franks, S. (2015). From pictures to policy: How does humanitarian reporting have an influence? In: Cottle, S. and Cooper, G. (Eds.), Humanitarianism, Communications and Change. Global Crises and the Media (19). (pp. 153-166). Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433125263

Abstract

The degree of influence of media coverage upon policy is part of a longstanding debate. There are many and varied strands to these relationships and the way that media coverage may or may not influence political decision making in relation to foreign policy. Trying to separate out the precise impact of media effects is invariably complex and often opaque. This chapter analyses the state of the contemporary debates. But it also uses historical analysis to assess the arguments about how media influence affected decision making in the period after the television coverage of the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, which was a key moment in the way that television reported humanitarian crises.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is the Author Accepted Manuscript, not the defintive published version of record. Franks, S. (2015). From pictures to policy: How does humanitarian reporting have an influence? In: G. Cooper & S. Cottle (Eds.), Humanitarianism, Communications and Change (pp. 251-264). Global Crises and the Media: vol. 19. New York, USA: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781433125263 (paperback) (https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/30733)
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8489
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