ERIC Number: ED231705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Reporting Lebanon the Christian Way: The Media in the United States on Lebanon: Part I, A Media Source Guide, Issues for the '80s.
This guide is intended to provide journalists with a critical analysis of U.S. media coverage of Lebanon and the underlying issues which make it such a difficult story to cover. It is one of a series of guides treating topics of concern to the U.S. media. The major portion of the guide contains an article, "Reporting Lebanon the Christian Way," in which specific examples of oversimplification, misinformation, and biased selectivity on the part of the media in their coverage of the missile crisis in Lebanon during 1981 are described. For example, during this period most of the media featured news that inevitably led to the conclusion that the crisis was just another battle by Israel and the West against international Soviet instigated terrorism. The guide also contains annotated listings of universities and research centers and nonacademic information sources on the Middle East. The names and addresses of U.S.-based scholars informed about Lebanon are also provided. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.
Note: This guide was prepared under a grant from the Language and Area Research Program. For related documents, see SO 014 738-742. From source guide, prepared for Council, and published in Middle East Insight, volume II, number 4, 1982.