Imperial College London

DrRichardPinder

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Director of Undergraduate Public Health Education
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0789richard.pinder

 
 
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Location

 

313Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Pinder:2009,
author = {Pinder, RJ and Murphy, D and Hatch, SL and Iversen, AC and Dandeker, C and Wessely, S},
journal = {Armed Forces and Society},
pages = {131--152},
title = {A mixed method analysis of the perceptions of themedia by members of the British Forces during the Iraq War},
volume = {36},
year = {2009}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Little is known about service personnel’s perceptions of the media’s coverage of war and its impact on the personnel and their families. Using data collected from a major cohort study of the British Armed Forces, this article examines perceptions of the coverage of the Iraq War among British personnel deployed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq (Operation Telic 1). It draws on the theories of media’s effects and gauges whether hostile media effect or assimilation bias effect takes precedence. The authors qualitatively analyzed the responses of 200 military personnel regarding their perceptions of the media and supplemented this by further quantitative analysis. This led the authors to identify concerns that the media coverage was unsuitable, inaccurate, and too immediate; however, in some cases, coverage was considered beneficial. The importance of the family to those deployed and the extent to which media coverage can affect morale make the military family an important media audience.
AU - Pinder,RJ
AU - Murphy,D
AU - Hatch,SL
AU - Iversen,AC
AU - Dandeker,C
AU - Wessely,S
EP - 152
PY - 2009///
SP - 131
TI - A mixed method analysis of the perceptions of themedia by members of the British Forces during the Iraq War
T2 - Armed Forces and Society
VL - 36
ER -