Over a dead body: International coverage of grief

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What makes death-related news events internationally appealing? How is the visual coverage of grief tailored for the needs of the international market? And how are the mechanisms for such coverage operated in the field by international news agencies' photographers? In this article, I conduct an interpretive analysis of the funeral of an Israeli officer as it was covered by an Israeli Reuters photographer and an analysis of the "picture of the event" selected for distribution by the photographer. It demonstrates how international news institutions tailor the visual coverage of a local funeral to the complex demands of the international market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-242
Number of pages14
Issue number205
Early online date19 May 2015
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015

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  • community
  • cultural identity
  • grief
  • international news agencies
  • news pictures


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