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Author Jaramillo, Deborah Lynn, 1976-

Title Ugly war, pretty package : how CNN and Fox News made the invasion of Iraq high concept / Deborah L. Jaramillo.

Publication Info. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index.
Contents Introduction: the spectacle of televised war -- High concept, media conglomeration, and commercial news -- The high-concept war narrative -- Intertextuality, genres, and stars -- War characters -- The look and sound of high-concept war coverage -- The marketing of the 2003 invasion of Iraq -- Conclusion: the narrative exits screen right, the coverage fizzles, and news is what, exactly?
Summary Deborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news' presentation of the Iraq War in relation to "high concept" filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements; they were considered financially safe projects that would sustain consumer interest beyond their initial theatrical run. Using high concept as a framework for the analysis of the 2003 coverage of the Iraq War -- paying close attention to how Fox News and CNN packaged and promoted the U.S. invasion.
Note Print version record.
Subject Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Television and the war.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.
War in mass media.
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States.
HISTORY -- Military.
Mass media -- Objectivity. (OCoLC)fst01011271
Television broadcasting of news. (OCoLC)fst01146787
War and television. (OCoLC)fst01919879
War in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01170507
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2003-2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780253353634 9780253221223 (DLC) 2009008963 (OCoLC)312445847
ISBN 9780253003409 (electronic bk.)
0253003407 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612319747
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