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  • Jha Publishes on 9/11 Media Response

    January 4, 2011

    Associate Professor Sonora Jha, Communication Department, published "Sources: No Time for the Rolodex," a chapter in Lessons from Ground Zero: Media Response to Terror, edited by Ralph Izard and Jay Perkins and published by Transaction Publishers, NJ and UK. She co-authored the chapter with Ralph Izard, Dean at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.

     Lessons from Ground Zero examines journalism’s efforts to cover a crisis, while analyzing journalism itself. This book analyzes journalists’ response to 9/11 through scholarly research and interviews with many of the journalists who covered 9/11. Public opinion polls show clearly that citizens appreciated and responded to media coverage. Given that this occurred in a time frame in which public approval of American journalism had declined, it is reasonable to ask what the media did that was different from their normal practices. This book provides some of the answers.

    Jha, who received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2003, focuses her research on the intersection of journalism, social movements, and the Internet as well as on issues of communication justice. Her scholarship has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism,Electronic Journal of Communication, and Studies in South Asian Film and Media, and others.

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers 33 undergraduate and 7 graduate degrees; the Communication Department offers degree programs in communication studies, journalism, strategic communication, and digital media.



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