Prepared for War, Ready for Peace?: Paramilitaries, Politics, and the Press in Northern Ireland

By Tim Cooke

A paper by Tim Cooke, spring 1998 fellow, examines the role of the news media in societies affected by violent conflict, in particular, Northern Ireland. As paramilitary groups responsible for 30 years of headlines moved into the political arena and Northern Ireland transitioned into peace, how did the country’s news media cover and frame the transition?

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