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International Journal of Communication
This article considers the coverage of and by Islamic State in conjunction with a mindset established during the Cold War. It illustrates the degree to which U.S. journalism shapes coverage of Islamic State via interpretive tenets from the Cold War era as well as Islamic State’s use of the same tenets in coverage of itself. The article raises questions about the deep memory structures that undergird U.S. news and about their [memory structures] travel to distant, unexpected, and often dissonant locations.
journalism, memory, Cold War, Islamic State
Zelizer, B. (2016). Journalism’s Deep Memory: Cold War Mindedness and Coverage of Islamic State. International Journal of Communication, 10 6060-6089. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/asc_papers/467
Date Posted: 01 December 2016