"Given the tense state of the world, this volume could not come at a better time. McLaughlin reviews the historical background of war correspondents, their role in the war zone (from the Crimea to Korea, journalists and the military since Vietnam, and lessons learned in the Kosovo crisis), and--especially relevant now--their varied roles in times of crisis (reporting on the Cold War and the new world order, objectivity and the journalism of attachment, and what needs to be changed). McLaughlin includes several appendixes: recommendations to news organizations concerning journalist safety and information about surviving in hostile regions, the UK military's rules for media reporting, and US military ground rules for media reporting of the Persian Gulf War. Though the context is largely British, the book offers broadly useful and insightful suggestions on how the always-tense relationship between fighting forces and reporting media can be made more productive and efficient. Collections supporting work in journalism and mass media at the upper-division undergraduate level and above." -- C. Sterling, George Washington University in CHOICE
Greg McLaughlin is Senior Lecturer in media and journalism at the University of Ulster. His research interests are in media and conflict and in local media and journalism. He is author, with Stephen Baker, of The Propaganda of Peace: The Role of Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process (2010).
Section One: The War Correspondent In History Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The War Correspondent Chapter 3: From Telegraph To Satellite: The Impact Of Media Technology On War Reporting Section Two: The War Correspondent In The War Zone Chapter 4: From Crimea To Korea Chapter 5: Journalists And The Military Since Vietnam Chapter 6: Lessons Learned? The Media The Military And The Kosovo Crisis Section Three: The War Correspondent In Crisis Chapter 7: Reporting The Cold War Chapter 8: War, Objectivity And The Journalism Of Attachment Chapter 9: Something Must Be Done Journalism Section Four: Conclusions And References Chapter 0: Conclusion Appendix 1: Recommendations To News Organizations For Journalists' Safety Appendix 2: Surviving Hostile Regions ) Appendix 3: MoD Green Book Rules Of Reporting Appendix 4: US Military Ground Rules For Media Reporting Of Persian Gulf War End Notes References