Is the new news good news?

Ewers, Justin
April 2003
U.S. News & World Report;4/7/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p48
Discusses how embedded journalists, technology and logistics have changed the nature of war reporting. Number of embedded journalists with American and British military units in Iraq; Emergence of embeds as the country's primary source of news in the ground in Iraq; High-tech broadcasts and up-to-the minute reporting; Debate about how much frontline journalists are able to maintain their objectivity during wartime; Historical overview of reporters in wars, including World War II, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War; Reasons that journalists were allowed access to troops during the U.S.-Iraq war in 2003.


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