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Northern Ireland Presentation Slides

I just wanted to add the slides we used for the Northern Ireland presentation.  Most of it was images, but still some important points also not in the study guide.

Some tidbits on the Munich film

There are a couple things I want to mention about the first half of the movie.

Some of you might have noticed Spieldberg deliberately pointing out Ehud Barak in the Lebanon raid scene – he was the leader of the raid as well – Benjamin Netanyahu’s older brother was also a commando during the operation under Barak.   Read more

Why Editorials Make Bad Sources

This post is mainly a deconstruction of an article that appeared on the twitter feed as a source, and was an editorial. The editorial itself contained a number of factual errors that even five seconds of research could have fixed. This is in no way a criticism of the person who believed this was a decent source, ignorance is to be corrected, not criticized.

The article in particular is located on Al-Jazeera here: http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/02/2010225111933403649.html “Israel’s New War Against Islamic Sites”

This is extremely relevant to terrorism and the press because of the idea that incitements promote violence and the press spreads these allegation thereby hurting or helping the creation of demonstrations, riots, and violence.  Read more

Coverage of September 11 in German newsmagazine Der Spiegel

The German newsmagazine ‘Der Spiegel‘, or in English, “The Mirror” was established after World War II in 1947 as a commercial magazine.  The style of Der Spiegel is noticeable for being a cross between a newspaper like the New York Times (NYT) and Newsweek magazine;  Each edition is published weekly in magazine format, with article content similar to the NYT.  The advertisement to content ratio is usually two to one, low for magazines.   Der Spiegel is owned by the German magazine company Spiegel-Verlag; Spiegel-Verlag expanded the bran with SpiegelTV and spinoff magazines.  Der Spiegel is the most widely read news publication in Germany, circulation about a million.   Widely regarded as Germany’s premier newsmagazine since 1950  for uncovering a bribery scandal that may have influenced the location of the West German capital. Read more

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Terrorism and the Press

This blog is an integral part of a special section of Honors 394 Spring 2010, Arizona State University. Rather than a routine history course this dynamic, interactive seminar explores the interplay between terrorism and television, and other media sources on-line and in print. 26 students and their global pen pals comprise the bloggers. We welcome all to share their opinions, pertinent observations, insights, comments, feedback. Please post in a responsible manner.