Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333182 Published March 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333199 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The War Correspondent

Second Edition

Greg McLaughlin

The War Correspondent

Greg McLaughlin

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333182 Published March 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333199 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The War Correspondent looks at the role of the war reporter today: the attractions and the risks of the job; the challenge of objectivity and impartiality in the war zone; the danger of journalistic independence being compromised by military control, censorship, and public relations; as well as the commercial and technological pressures of an intensely concentrated, competitive news media environment. This new edition substantially updates the original, examining the “war on terror” framework that dominated the first decade of the twenty-century, and features interviews with prominent war and foreign correspondents such as John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Mary Dvesky, and Alex Thomson.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

1. Introduction

Part I: The War Correspondent in Historical Perspective
2. The War Correspondent: Risk, Motivation and Tradition 
3. Journalism, Objectivity and War 
4. From Luckless Tribe to Wireless Tribe: the Impact of Media Technology on War Reporting

Part II: The War Correspondent and the Military
5. Getting to Know Each Other: From Crimea to Vietnam
6. Learning and Forgetting: From the Falklands to the Gulf 
7. Goodbye Vietnam Syndrome: The Embed System in Afghanistan and Iraq 

Part III: The War Correspondent and Ideological Frameworks
8. Reporting the Cold War and New World Order 
9.Reporting the ‘War On Terror’ and the Return of the Evil Empire 
10. Conclusions: ‘Telling Truth To Power’ – the Ultimate Role of the War Correspondent?

Appendices 
Notes
Bibliography 
Index
Review Quotes
Choice
“Offers insightful suggestions on how the always-tense relationship between fighting forces and reporting media can be made more productive and efficient.”
Brian McNair, Queensland University of Technology
"At a time of heightened geopolitical tension, McLaughlin's study of the war correspondent is an important contribution to understanding the role of the journalist in war time. This revised edition is essential reading for students and researchers of conflict news."
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