The Iraq war provoked widespread public debate, and media coverage of the events have also been the subject of scrutiny. Embedded reporters, 24-hour news and 'live on the spot' reports have had a huge impact on the news we receive. Media at War offers a critical overview of the war coverage, and provides a context for examining questions that emerged about the role of journalists: What experience, training and protection do war reporters have? What is the relationship between journalists and their sources? Are embedded journalists able to deliver balanced news coverage?
Professor Tumber is Dean of the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences, Director of Research for the Graduate School of Journalism, and Co-director of the Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism. Jerry Palmer is an Emeritus Professor based in the Sir John Cass School Department of Art Media and Design at LondonMet and is a scholar noted for his work on the news media. A key theme running through his research is an interest in the ways strategic calculations impact upon mass communications, particularly in the realm of news media.