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  1. 1. Chapter 11:Chapter 11: The Information BattlegroundThe Information Battleground Terrorist Violence and the Role of the MediaTerrorist Violence and the Role of the Media Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  2. 2. The Perspective of the MediaThe Perspective of the Media Media spin.Media spin. News triage.News triage. The Perspective of GovernmentsThe Perspective of Governments Media as a source of concern.Media as a source of concern. Reporting of terrorism as a source of concern.Reporting of terrorism as a source of concern. Some animosity.Some animosity.Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  3. 3. Publicizing the CausePublicizing the Cause Media-oriented terrorism.Media-oriented terrorism. Broad exposure via mass communications.Broad exposure via mass communications. Mass Communications and the Terrorists MessageMass Communications and the Terrorists Message Print media.Print media. Radio.Radio. Television.Television. The Internet.The Internet. Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  4. 4. The New MediaThe New Media New technologies and alternative broadcastingNew technologies and alternative broadcasting formats.formats. Examples:Examples: Political talk radio.Political talk radio. Television news magazines.Television news magazines. Electronic town meetings.Electronic town meetings. Tabloid reporting.Tabloid reporting. Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  5. 5. Reporting TerrorismReporting Terrorism Market competition as a factor.Market competition as a factor. Decisions:Decisions: Which incidents to report.Which incidents to report. How to report incidents.How to report incidents. Terrorist-initiated labeling.Terrorist-initiated labeling. Labeling enemies and targets.Labeling enemies and targets. Scapegoating.Scapegoating. Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  6. 6. Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  7. 7. Using the MediaUsing the Media Manipulation of the news scoop.Manipulation of the news scoop. Points of criticism.Points of criticism. Journalists disseminating terrorist propaganda.Journalists disseminating terrorist propaganda. Shift from objectivity to sensational opinion.Shift from objectivity to sensational opinion. Realignments within the political environment.Realignments within the political environment. Counterpointing criticism.Counterpointing criticism. Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  8. 8. The Media as a WeaponThe Media as a Weapon Information is power.Information is power. Case: Hijacking of TWA Flight 847.Case: Hijacking of TWA Flight 847. The contagion effect.The contagion effect. The Risk of BacklashThe Risk of Backlash Terrorists can diminish their influence via unpopularTerrorists can diminish their influence via unpopular acts.acts. Terrorists can strengthen the resolve of adversaries.Terrorists can strengthen the resolve of adversaries.Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  9. 9. The Free PressThe Free Press Media gatekeeping.Media gatekeeping. Journalistic self-regulation.Journalistic self-regulation. Case: British Official Secrets Act.Case: British Official Secrets Act. The State-Regulated PressThe State-Regulated Press Routine intervention in reporting by the state.Routine intervention in reporting by the state. Media is used to benefit the state.Media is used to benefit the state. Case: Cults of personality.Case: Cults of personality.Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016
  10. 10. The Free PressThe Free Press Media gatekeeping.Media gatekeeping. Journalistic self-regulation.Journalistic self-regulation. Case: British Official Secrets Act.Case: British Official Secrets Act. The State-Regulated PressThe State-Regulated Press Routine intervention in reporting by the state.Routine intervention in reporting by the state. Media is used to benefit the state.Media is used to benefit the state. Case: Cults of personality.Case: Cults of personality.Martin, Understanding Terrorism Fifth Edition. (c) SAGE Publications 2016