This is a presentation on why war correspondents go to war and the difference between them and soldiers.
Text of War correspondents
LOOKING AT WAR FROM THE EYES OF A JOURNALIST
What is a war correspondent? History of war correspondents. The story of Don Mc CULLIN Did journalism change the war? Changes in technology. War correspondents vs. soldiers Conclusions Questions
“We write the first drafts of history, we are the eyes and the ears of our people, we follow those in the battle, armed not with a gun but with a camera, we report what we see and what we learn, we do not hold back, we do not compromise our ideas, we report the unseen, we document history, we inform the public and report the tragedy”
A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories first hand from a war zone.
From 1898- present 1898 The Spanish- American war The break out of WWI 1920- The invention of the radio 1941- Pearl Harbor The end of WWII and the beginning
of the new era The Vietnam War The first bans began War journalists face multiple threats
and censorship today.
The first war reporter
William Howard Russell 1820-1907 was an Irish reporter with The Times.
He saw himself as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe”
Faced problems with the government
PROBLEMS WITH THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS
Banned No recognition No access to the battlefield Treated bad from other soldiers/lack of