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IRAQ WAR THROUGH THE LENS OF NATIONALITY. Edition No. 1
- Published: June 2009
- Region: Global, Iraq
- 60 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
On March 19, 2003, the United States military led a
“pre-emptive” strike on Iraq, thrusting media into
a heightened responsibility to keep the American
public informed. By May 1, 2003, President George
W. Bush had declared the war over, but at the time
of this study, Spring 2005, violence prevailed in
Iraq. Throughout the Iraq War, different styles of
print media coverage appeared between the United
States and German presses – reflective of each
country’s stance on the Iraq war. As influenced by
numerous factors, U.S. and German newspapers
covered the Iraq conflict in different ways.
To assess the accuracy of those predictions, a
content analysis of German newspaper, Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) and U.S. newspaper, the
Washington Post, was conducted. This study may
offer an explanation as to why the United States and
Germany shared such opposing opinions about the
Iraq War—each country’s citizens experienced the
news from different perspectives.
Lori earned her B.A. in Journalism and German in 2004 from Ball
State University and her Masters in Journalism, emphasis design,
in 2005, also from Ball State. She has worked as a media
director and communications specialist in academia and with TIME
magazine in New York, stern magazine in Hamburg, Germany, and
the RuhrMusuem in Essen, Germany.
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