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Alarming Images

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

When tragedy strikes, the news cameras draw close, provoking descriptions of them as vultures descending on the carcass of misfortune. But despite these complaints, news images are actually extremely ... More


Alternative Images

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter identifies the different types of images that the news media use to suggest, but not directly document, the dead. These images capture visual euphemisms and provide sanitized metaphors. ... More


Layers of Resistance

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Editors frequently conclude that images of the dead are “not newsworthy.” The decision has become quite routine, begging the question of why images like these are generally not considered newsworthy. ... More


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