Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering : The Role of Fixers, Paperback Book

Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering : The Role of Fixers Paperback

Part of the Routledge Research in Journalism series

Description

This book reveals that 'fixers'-local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely-play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood.

Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and then shows that fixers, who have largely been dismissed by scholars as 'logistical aides', are in fact central to the day-to-day decision-making that takes place on-the-road.

Murrell looks at why and how fixers are selected and what their significance is to foreign correspondence.

She asks if fixers help introduce a local perspective into the international news agenda, or if fixers are simply `People Like Us' (PLU).

Also included are in-depth case studies of correspondents in Iraq and Indonesia.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781138548428

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