ERIC Number: ED312695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Terrorism and Perspectivist Philosophy: Understanding Adversarial News Coverage.
Cooper, Thomas W.
Perspective realism, particularly as modified into the special case of adversarial perspectivism, and the analogy of reciprocal concave and convex world views, is an important and neglected component in accounting for the widespread discrepancies in the reporting of so-called "terrorist" events. However, the tendencies toward cooperation between and among international journalists are greater than ever before. Elements of bias and ethnocentrism and media reductionism are more widely reported than in previous decades. The overall signs of the melting of rigid world views, photocopied by the mass media, are increasingly positive. Thus a somewhat less superficial caricature of terrorism is being drawn, at least in the more thoughtful sectors of society. (Twenty notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.; Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Emerson Coll., Boston, MA.