Alex Burns’ “The Worldflash of a Coming Future” analyzes the media climate before and after 9/11 amid such events as the wars in Iraq, Kosovo and Somalia in addition to 9/11 itself.
He discusses the “CNN Effect”, “Gateholder” and “Manufacturing Consent” models of media ecology. It’s a very thorough essay and seems very well-researched, even if it does seem to have high intellectual barriers to understanding.* (It would definitely help to have read all of the sources he cites; though I believe that he does an admirable job of encapsulating sources. The question: what is lost?)
*For example: What exactly does “neo-noir work culture” mean?