Campus Units

Journalism and Communication, Greenlee School of

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Cybermedia Go to War: Role of Converging Media During and After the 2003 Iraq War

First Page

92

Last Page

102

Abstract

The BBC and its coverage of the 2003 Iraq War have received much criticism as well as much praise around the world. Some observers have attacked the news coverage of the BBC, claiming it was clearly biased in support of the war, serving as a propaganda tool for the British government. Others have credited the BBC for its in-depth reporting from the war zone, juxtaposing it to the blatantly patriotic U.S. news coverage. This chapter examines the news coverage the BBC provided on its Web site during the 2003 Iraq War and analyzes the themes and Web-specific features used to enhance war reporting.

Comments

This book chapter is published as Dimitrova, Daniela V. "Analysis of the BBC News online coverage of the Iraq War." In Cybermedia Go to War: Role of Converging Media During and After the 2003 Iraq War (Ralph D. Berenger, ed.). (2006): 92-102. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Marquette Books and the Author

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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