The Humanities Center presents: Fred Vultee's Virtual Book Lauch
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The WSU Humanities Center invites faculty, students, staff, and the community to our Virtual Book Launch given by Fred Vultee (Associate Professor, Journalism).
"A media framing approach to securitization: Storytelling in conflict, crisis and threat"
Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics. Publication date: October 14, 2022
Summary: This book approaches securitization theory – successfully positioning a potential risk as an existential threat that requires extraordinary measures until the powers that be decide the threat has passed – as an issue of media framing. (Think of how news about terrorism helped license a “war on terror.”) The first chapters outline a common theoretical grounding in communication and political science and explore the role of American exceptionalism, news routines and risk analysis in the structuring of threats. The second part of the book looks at how threats like terrorism perform in the lab and how they come and go in media content, as well as how security threats have played out in news across a century of mass media. It concludes by examining the ethics of security practice in light of global approaches to media ethics.
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