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Ugly War, Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept Deborah L. Jaramillo

Ugly War, Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept

Deborah L. Jaramillo

Published September 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780253221223
Paperback
272 pages
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Deborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news presentation of the Iraq War in relation to high concept filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements- they were considered financially safeMoreDeborah L. Jaramillo investigates cable news presentation of the Iraq War in relation to high concept filmmaking. High concept films can be reduced to single-sentence summaries and feature pre-sold elements- they were considered financially safe projects that would sustain consumer interest beyond their initial theatrical run. Using high concept as a framework for the analysis of the 2003 coverage of the Iraq War--paying close attention to how Fox News and CNN packaged and promoted the U.S. invasion of Iraq--Ugly War, Pretty Package offers a new paradigm for understanding how television news reporting shapes our perceptions of events.