This Handbook links the growing body of media and conflict research with the field of security studies.

The academic sub-field of media and conflict has developed and expanded greatly over the past two decades. Operating across a diverse range of academic disciplines, academics are studying the impact the media has on governments pursuing war, responses to humanitarian crises and violent political struggles, and the role of the media as a facilitator of, and a threat to, both peace building and conflict prevention. This handbook seeks to consolidate existing knowledge by linking the body of conflict and media studies with work in security studies.

The handbook is arranged into five parts:

  • Theory and Principles.
  • Media, the State and War
  • Media and Human Security
  • Media and Policymaking within the Security State
  • New Issues in Security and Conflict and Future Directions

For scholars of security studies, this handbook will provide a key point of reference for state of the art scholarship concerning the media-security nexus; for scholars of communication and media studies, the handbook will provide a comprehensive mapping of the media-conflict field.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: media, conflict and security

ByPiers Robinson, Philip Seib, Romy Fröhlich

part |2 pages

Part I Theory and principles

chapter 1|13 pages

Secrets and lies: on the ethics of conflict coverage

ByRichard Lance Keeble

chapter 2|14 pages

Gender, media and security

ByRomy Fröhlich

chapter 3|15 pages

Investigating the culture–media–security nexus

ByHolger Pötzsch

chapter 4|17 pages

The media–security nexus: researching ritualized cycles of insecurity

ByMarie Gillespie and Ben O’Loughlin

chapter 5|12 pages

Critical perspectives on media and conflict

ByDes Freedman

chapter 6|11 pages

Theorising media/state relations and power

ByPhilip Hammond

part |2 pages

Part II Media, the state and war

chapter 7|13 pages

Visualising war: photojournalism under fire

ByStuart Allan, Chindu Sreedharan

chapter 8|12 pages

Media, war, and public opinion

BySean Aday

chapter 9|12 pages

Theorizing state–media relations during war and crisis

BySteven Livingston

chapter 10|12 pages

Media, dissent, and anti-war movements

ByAndrew Rojecki

chapter 11|14 pages

Public diplomacy: managing narratives versus building relations

ByCraig Hayden

chapter 12|13 pages

Mapping a century in media coverage of war and conflict

ByKaty Parry, Peter Goddard

part |2 pages

Part III Media and human security

chapter 13|15 pages

Citizen voice in war and conflict reporting

ByLilie Chouliaraki

chapter 14|11 pages

The CNN effect and humanitarian action

ByPiers Robinson

chapter 15|13 pages

News coverage, peacemaking and peacebuilding

ByJake Lynch

chapter 16|20 pages

Continuing post-conflict coverage

ByMarie-Soleil Frère

chapter 17|11 pages

Media and human rights

ByEkaterina Balabanova

part |2 pages

Part IV Media and policymaking within the security state

chapter 18|12 pages

News media and the intelligence community

ByVian Bakir

chapter 19|15 pages

Covering acts of terrorism

ByHeather Davis Epkins

chapter 20|12 pages

Cyber-security and the media

ByMyriam Dunn Cavelty

chapter 21|11 pages

Social media, revolution, and the rise of the political bot

BySamuel C. Woolley, Philip N. Howard

part |2 pages

Part V New issues in security and conflict and future directions

chapter 23|13 pages

Propaganda and persuasion in contemporary conflict

ByDavid Miller, Piers Robinson, Vian Bakir

chapter 24|13 pages

Communications, human insecurity and the responsibility to protect

BySimon Cottle

chapter 25|7 pages

Conclusion: looking ahead

ByPiers Robinson, Philip Seib, Romy Fröhlich