Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia

Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia

Mahmoud Eid (University of Ottawa, Canada)
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Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 347
ISBN13: 9781466657762|ISBN10: 1466657766|EISBN13: 9781466657779|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5776-2


Terroredia is a newly coined term by the editor, Dr. Mahmoud Eid, to explain the phenomenal, yet under-researched relationship between terrorists and media professionals in which acts of terrorism and media coverage are exchanged, influenced, and fueled by one another.

Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia provides a timely and thorough discussion on a wide range of issues surrounding terrorism in relation to both traditional and new media. Comprised of insights and research from leading experts in the fields of terrorism and media studies, this publication presents various topics relating to Terroredia: understanding of terrorism and the role of the media, terrorism manifestations and media representations of terrorism, types of terrorism and media stereotypes of terrorism, terrorism tactics and media strategies, the war on terrorism, the function of terrorism and the employment of the media, new terrorism and new media, contemporary cases of terrorist-media interactions, the rationality behind terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as the responsibility of the media. This publication is of interest to government officials, media professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in learning more about the complex relationship between terrorism and the media.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Decision-Making
  • Information Technologies
  • Media and Society
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Representation
  • New Media
  • Propaganda
  • Radicalism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist Organizations
  • Violence and Warfare

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of communication and other social sciences explore a number of issues surrounding terrorism in relation to both traditional and new media, coining the term terroredia to refer to the phenomenal relationship between terrorists and media personnel for achieving goals of both parties. They cover terrorism and media, terrorism manifestations and media representations, terrorism types and media stereotypes, terrorism tactics and media strategies, terrorism functioning and media employing, new terrorism and new media, terrorism and media over a decade, and rationality and responsibility.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

Mahmoud Eid and his colleagues not only situate a neologism Terroredia as a key point of discussion, but also present one of the best attempts I have read to explain why we are obsessed with terrorism. The codependency brilliantly discussed by Eid reveals coherence with many of my research arguments in respect to the connection between labor organization and terrorism.

– Professor Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mahmoud Eid is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Eid is the author of Interweavement: International Media Ethics and Rational Decision- Making (2008), co-author of Mission Invisible: Race, Religion, and News at the Dawn of the 9/11 Era (2014), editor of Research Methods in Communication (2011), and co-editor of Basics in Communication and Media Studies (2012) and The Right to Communicate: Historical Hopes, Global Debates, and Future Premises (2009). Dr. Eid is the Editor of the Global Media Journal – Canadian Edition, serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and as an organizing committee member for various international conferences, contributed several book chapters and journal articles, and presented numerous papers at global conferences. He has led and collaborated in projects for Public Safety Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and various other Canadian and international institutions. His research interests focus on international communication and media studies, communication and media ethics and effects, terrorism, crisis management, conflict resolution, Islam, Arab culture, Middle East politics, media representations and ethnic studies, research methods, and the political economy of communication.