The culture of witnessing: war correspondents rewriting the history of the Iraq War

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594880
Title:
The culture of witnessing: war correspondents rewriting the history of the Iraq War
Authors:
Mellor, Noha
Abstract:
Building on Zelizer's framework of analyzing journalism and memory, this article aims to analyze Arab journalists' narratives of the Iraq War. Through scrutinizing four selected narratives, published by four pan-Arab journalists from three different transnational satellite channels (Abu Dhabi TV, Al Jazeera and Al Manar), I aim to show how their narratives help consolidate the professional status of pan-Arab journalists vis-à-vis local and western media. I argue that Arab journalists seek to establish their authority as historians through rewriting the history of certain battles, such as the battle of Fallujah, or through reflecting on their news-gathering efforts. Thus, their narratives also help consolidate their status as ‘watchdog’ and analysts while implicitly consolidating their cultural authority as reliable historians.
Citation:
Mellor, N. (2012) 'The culture of witnessing: war correspondents rewriting the history of the Iraq War' Language and Intercultural Communication 12 (2):103
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Language and Intercultural Communication
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594880
DOI:
10.1080/14708477.2012.671605
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14708477.2012.671605
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1470-8477; 1747-759X
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMellor, Nohaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T12:56:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T12:56:10Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.identifier.citationMellor, N. (2012) 'The culture of witnessing: war correspondents rewriting the history of the Iraq War' Language and Intercultural Communication 12 (2):103en
dc.identifier.issn1470-8477en
dc.identifier.issn1747-759Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14708477.2012.671605en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594880en
dc.description.abstractBuilding on Zelizer's framework of analyzing journalism and memory, this article aims to analyze Arab journalists' narratives of the Iraq War. Through scrutinizing four selected narratives, published by four pan-Arab journalists from three different transnational satellite channels (Abu Dhabi TV, Al Jazeera and Al Manar), I aim to show how their narratives help consolidate the professional status of pan-Arab journalists vis-à-vis local and western media. I argue that Arab journalists seek to establish their authority as historians through rewriting the history of certain battles, such as the battle of Fallujah, or through reflecting on their news-gathering efforts. Thus, their narratives also help consolidate their status as ‘watchdog’ and analysts while implicitly consolidating their cultural authority as reliable historians.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14708477.2012.671605en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Language and Intercultural Communicationen
dc.subjectcultural authorityen
dc.subjectIraq Waren
dc.subjectnarrativeen
dc.subjectwar correspondentsen
dc.subjectwitnessingen
dc.titleThe culture of witnessing: war correspondents rewriting the history of the Iraq Waren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLanguage and Intercultural Communicationen
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