War and Military Journalism

War and military journalism can be defined as journalism that covers war and armed conflict, internationally and intrastate. Literature in this field includes both perspectives about journalism practices in war and conflict zones such as pool systems and embedding with military forces, and analyses of disseminated content; military psychological operations (PSYOP); and spin and propaganda disseminated prior to, during, and after wars. Since journalism is both a professional practice and a “public good,” the study of war and military journalism reveals a merge of scholarly traditions, where studies of professional practice and media content unite. Issues such as truth, bias, and objectivity—key issues in reporting from wars—cannot be discussed without reference to practice and individuality. Thus, studies of war and military journalism tend to rely ...

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