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

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Show simple item record Bacon, Wendy en_US Nash, Christopher en_US 2009-08-20T14:36:31Z 2009-08-20T14:36:31Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000444 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bacon Wendy and Nash Christopher 2004, 'Stories in distress: Three case studies in Australian media coverage of humanitarian crises', Journalism Education Association, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 19-39. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0810-2686 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
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. en_US
dc.publisher Journalism Education Association en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon;dn=200408342;res=APAFT en_US
dc.title Stories in distress: Three case studies in Australian media coverage of humanitarian crises en_US
dc.parent Australian Journalism Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 19 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US FASS.Journalism, Information & Media Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190300 en_US
dc.personcode 910352 en_US
dc.personcode 790133 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Journalism and Professional Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 790133 en_US

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