- Kitch, Carolyn L.
- Hume, Janice.
- Death in mass media.
- Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States
- Mass media and culture -- United States
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- JOURNALISM IN A CULTURE OF GRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Disaster, trauma, and respect for the dead Chapter 1 At war with nature: Coverage of natural disaster fatalities Chapter 2 Death rites interrupted: Responsibility and remembrance in coverage of the Tri- State Crematory scandal and Hurricane Katrina Chapter 3 Who speaks for the dead? Authority and authenticity in news coverage of the Amish school shootings Lessons learned from life stories Chapter 4 Life and death in a small town: Cultural values and memory in community newspaper obituaries Chapter 5 "It takes a sinner to appreciate the blinding glare of grace": Redeeming the "dark" celebrity Chapter 6 "We can't keep losing our kids": Fear, blame and mourning in press coverage of teen deaths Chapter 7 Mourning "men joined in peril and purpose": Working-class heroism in news repair of the Sago miners' story The journalism of ritual and tribute Chapter 8 "Portraits of Grief" and stories that heal: The public funeral for victims of September 11 Chapter 9 Reporting on "a grieving army of Americans": Citizen testimony in the misremembering of Ronald Reagan Chapter 10 "All the fellows that went on before me": Tribute, memory and counter-memory among veterans of "the good war" Conclusion References
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