Terrorism, the Media, and the Government: Perspectives, Trends, and Options for Policymakers [October 22, 1997] [open pdf - 55KB]
"This report article examines competing perspectives on the desired role for the media when covering terrorist incidents, and who wants what from the media: what the terrorist wants, what the government wants, and what the media wants when covering a terrorist event. It then addresses three trends that impact on the relationship between terrorism and the media and concludes with options for consideration. It is intended for Members and staff who cover terrorism and will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, 97-960