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Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology

An Ethnography

Authors: Kotisova, Johana

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  • Explores the emotional experience and development of crisis reporters
  • Combines in-depth research with a creative non-fiction narrative to create an innovative writing style
  • Demonstrates how media organizations and the professional ideology of journalists should change in order to tackle an pervasive cynicism in the industry
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This open access book explores the emotional labour of crisis reporters in an original style that combines fictional and factual narrative. Exploring how journalists make sense of their emotional experience and development in relation to their professional ideology, it illustrates how media professionals learn to think and act within crisis situations. Drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists reporting on wars, terror attacks and natural disasters, the book rethinks traditional concepts in journalistic thought. Finally, it reflects on the specific, contemporary vulnerabilities of industry professionals, including the impact of new technologies, specific forms of precarity, and a particular strain of cynicism central to the industry. Combining comprehensive, empirical research with the fictional narrative of a journalist protagonist, Crisis Reporters, Emotions and Technology establishes an innovative approach to academic storytelling.

About the authors

Johana Kotišová is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

Reviews

“This is an impressive book— incredibly intelligent, well formulated, knowledgeable, deep and beautifully structured.” (Thomas Ubbesen, foreign correspondent and writer)

“It is rare that a scholarly work is both deeply moving and informative. Johana Kotišová has given us exactly such a book. Her impeccable research makes journalists human again, and forces us to confront our own vulnerability as we are confronted with theirs.” (Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

“Johana Kotisova has researched a highly innovative study that draws on rigorous newsroom ethnography and in-depths interviews to investigate journalists’ emotions in crisis situations. This outstanding scholarly work sheds an illuminating light on the complex interplay between professional journalists, news room pressures, technology, and crisis events. The book is eloquently written and a must-read for students, scholars, journalists and citizens.” (Florian Zollmann, Lecturer in Journalism, Newcastle University, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Crisis Reporting: Setting Out

    Pages 1-28

    Kotišová, Johana

  • Defining a Crisis: Boarding

    Pages 29-67

    Kotišová, Johana

  • The Emotional Experience of Crisis Reporters: The Journey

    Pages 69-118

    Kotišová, Johana

  • Articulating Journalists’ Emotional Experiences of Crisis: Touching Down

    Pages 119-169

    Kotišová, Johana

  • Emotions, Technology, and Crisis Reconsidered: Ending

    Pages 171-187

    Kotišová, Johana

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21428-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crisis Reporters, Emotions, and Technology
Book Subtitle
An Ethnography
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21428-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21428-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21427-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21430-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 232
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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