Promoting stories about terrorism to the international news media: A study of public diplomacy.

Citation:

Moran Yarchi, Gadi Wolfsfeld, Tamir Sheafer, and Shaul R. Shenhav. 2013. “Promoting stories about terrorism to the international news media: A study of public diplomacy.” Media, War & Conflict, 6, Pp. 263. Publisher's Version

Abstract:

Antagonists’ images in the international news media can play a significant role in determining their level of political success in the international arena, which explains why so many political actors invest considerable resources in public diplomacy. The goal of the present study is to explain the level of success that various actors (countries and non-state actors) have in promoting their preferred frames about terror to the international news media. Four types of explanatory variables are proposed, divided into context and focal event factors. Context factors include the political values and policy proximity between the country attacked (the victimized country) and a country whose news media have been targeted for influence (the target country), as well as the target country’s experience in dealing with terror. Focal event factors refer to the nature of the trigger events that generate news coverage of terrorism. Apart from one exception (the policy proximity), all of the hypotheses
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