The War Correspondent (Hardback)Greg McLaughlin (author)
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From Crimea to Vietnam, the Falklands to the Gulf and Afghanistan, Iraq and the War on Terror, the books examines the attractions and risks of war reporting; the challenge of objectivity and impartiality in the war zone; the danger that journalistic independence is compromised by military control, censorship and public relations; as well as the commercial and technological pressures of an intensely concentrated, competitive news media environment.
As history and ideology return to the reporting of international conflict, Greg McLaughlin asks what will that mean for a new generation of war correspondents, attuned not to history or ideology but to the politics of the next conflict.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
'An excellent book which offers an authoritative analysis of the institutional and political pressures on news reporting of war and combines this with the accounts of journalists who reflect upon and explain these relationships' -- Greg Philo, Glasgow Media Group
'Useful and insightful suggestions on how the always-tense relationship between fighting forces and reporting media can be made more productive and efficient' -- Choice
'A serious study getting to grips with the theory and practice of this intrepid species focusing on the reportage of conflicts from Crimea to Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo' -- Books Ireland
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