The Iraq War provoked widespread public debate, and media coverage of the events has also been the subject of scrutiny. ‘Media at War’ offers a critical overview of the war coverage, and provides a context for examining questions that emerged about the role of journalists.

This definitive examination of a contemporary social issue asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers? Divided into four parts, the book reviews research on