Media Witnessing

Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication

  • Paul Frosh
  • Amit Pinchevski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Frosh, Amit Pinchevski
      Pages 1-19
  3. Perspectives on Media Witnessing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. John Durham Peters
      Pages 23-48
    3. John Ellis
      Pages 73-88
    4. Günter Thomas
      Pages 89-111
    5. Menahem Blondheim, Tamar Liebes
      Pages 112-130
  4. Performances of Media Witnessing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Tamar Ashuri, Amit Pinchevski
      Pages 133-157
    3. Carrie Rentschler
      Pages 158-181
    4. Roy Brand
      Pages 198-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 216-231

About this book


From the Holocaust to 9/11, modern communications systems have incessantly exposed us to reports of distant and horrifying events, experienced by strangers, and brought to us through media technologies. In this book leading scholars explore key questions concerning the truth status and broader implications of 'media witnessing'.


communication Holocaust mass media media media technologies news

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Frosh
    • 1
  • Amit Pinchevski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communications and JournalismThe Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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