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Packaging Terrorism Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit by Susan D. Moeller

Packaging Terrorism Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit

Part of the Communication in the Public Interest Series

RRP £76.50


Packaging Terrorism Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit by Susan D. Moeller

Packaging Terrorism investigates how American media have identified and covered international terrorism and violence since September 11, 2001.* Compares US coverage with that of British and Arab media* Discusses the priorities, assumptions, political debates, deadline pressures and bottom-line considerations that will continue to influence coverage in the future* Suggests how terrorism could be better covered by the media going forwards


The book is engaging and should be of interest to academics and general readers alike. (CHOICE, November 2009)

The book is well-written, very informative, and engagingly convincing. Moeller develops a compelling argument on how politicians and media corporations package terrorism to attain political and economic ends. Moeller's book can resonate with various kinds of readers. In fact, many readers might find the book to be one of the best analyses of the media's coverage of terror. (International Journal of Communication, 2009)

The best book--of the many I've read--on the 'War on Terror'. Encompassing a huge volume of research, it incorporates internationally comparative perspectives, is informative and engagingly written, and develops its arguments and evidence subtly over the long haul, so that readers tending towards the skeptical may end up being convinced of the concluding arguments. (M/C Reviews, July 2009)

About the Author

Susan Moeller is the Director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Publication date

5th December 2008


Susan D. Moeller

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


250 pages


Media studies
Press & journalism



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