Encyclopedia of War Journalism, Second Edition

  • ID: 1343433
  • August 2010
  • 600 Pages
  • Grey House Publishing Inc
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Up-to-date through 2010, this new second edition (formerly titled the Historical Dictionary of War Journalism) examines the development, history and current state of war journalism. From the Mexican War in 1846 to the current Conflicts in the Middle East and everything in between, this important reference tool provides a unique, around the world look at how conflicts were covered. Explore the influences of the flow of information on the battlefield and the home front.

Combining over 800 A-Z Entries, with Primary Documents and an Historical Timeline, this new edition is both a starting point and a detailed research tool. This updated edition is an important, timely addition to the reference collections of public, university and high school libraries along with journalism and military history collections.

A-Z Entries
Over 800 topical entries cover reporters, photographers, and artists who represented a newspaper, magazine, radio, or television station, or another news source. Entries also cover significant events and terms relating to war reporting from 1846 to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Primary Documents
Contains over 40 documents for added READ MORE >

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The Dictionary


A. Mexican War Correspondents

B. Crimean War Correspondents

C. American Indian War Correspondents

D. American Civil War Correspondents

E. Franco-Prussian War Correspondents

F. Russo-Turkish War Correspondents

G. Correspondents Covering the Sudan and Egyptian Campaigns,


H. Greco-Turkish War Correspondents

I. Spanish-American War Correspondents

J. Boer War Correspondents

K. World War I Correspondents

L. Accredited U.S. War Correspondents for World War I1

M. BBC War Correspondents with the Allied Expeditionary Force, June 6, 1944-May 5, 1945

N. Korean War Correspondents

0. Vietnam War Correspondents

P. Pulitzer Prizes for War Reporting, 1917-1974

Q. Correspondents and Photographers Who Died Covering War

Zones, 1935-1994

Selected Bibliography


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“From 'Patton Slapping Incident' to 'Confederate Press Association,' this dictionary's brief, readable alphabetical entries cover all aspects of war journalism, including war correspondents, from the Mexican War to Vietnam.... this source is an excellent starting point for beginning researchers and librarians seeking ready reference material.”

“...helps to fill a gap in the historical record of both wars and journalists....is a handy and readable reference.”
–Communications Booknotes Quarterly

“This book is not only a welcome contribution, but also a much needed one.”
–Military and Naval History Journal

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