Foreign correspondents and international newsgathering: the role of fixers

Murrell, Colleen 2015, Foreign correspondents and international newsgathering: the role of fixers, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng..

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Title Foreign correspondents and international newsgathering: the role of fixers
Author(s) Murrell, Colleen
Publication date 2015
Series Routledge Research in Journalism
Total pages 176
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Journalism
Broadcast News
New Media
Foreign correspondents
International Media
Asia Pacific Studies
International Relations
Security Studies
International Relations
Middle East
Cultural Capital
Summary This book reveals that ‘fixers’—local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely—play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and then shows that fixers, who have largely been dismissed by scholars as "logistical aides", are in fact central to the day-to-day decision-making that takes place on-the-road. Murrell looks at why and how fixers are selected and what their significance is to foreign correspondence. She asks if fixers help introduce a local perspective into the international news agenda, or if fixers are simply ‘People Like Us’ (PLU). Also included are excerpts from interviews with TV correspondents and fixers and in-depth case studies of correspondents in Iraq and Indonesia.
ISBN 9780415733359
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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