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This is a presentation on why war correspondents go to war and the difference between them and soldiers.

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  • 1. LOOKING AT WAR FROM THE EYES OF A JOURNALIST

2. 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 3. We write the first drafts of history, we arethe eyes and the ears of our people, we followthose in the battle, armed not with a gun butwith a camera, we report what we see andwhat we learn, we do not hold back, we donot compromise our ideas, we report theunseen, we document history, we inform thepublic and report the tragedy 4. A war correspondent is a journalist whocovers stories first hand from a war zone. Methods History 5. 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 thenew era The Vietnam War The first bans began War journalists face multiple threats andcensorship today. 6. William Howard Russell1820-1907 was an Irishreporter with The Times. He saw himself as themiserable parent of aluckless tribe Faced problems with thegovernment 7. Banned No recognition No access to the battlefield Treated bad from other soldiers/lack of respect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH5R4tgGdDk&feature=related Full metal jacket 8. An international knownphotojournalist Started his career at 17years old Covered the Vietnam War Embedded with the soldiers There was no censorship inVietnam He had no empathy He regrets many things 9. Trauma Michael Herr, the former war correspondent whowrote the screenplays to Apocalypse Now and FullMetal Jacket. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDb5FBP-Q8&feature=related (0.39- 5.30) The account of the journalist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwhGzOEtReQ 10. The case of Kim Phuc(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev2dEqrN4i0) 11. Michael Nicholsons article stopped the war inAngola. The account of the winter soldier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZutFvQ_9jo (2.38) 12. Better cameras Less time to prepare The cameraman and soundman are not connected More time to shoot as it is digital Easier to take many pictures or footage 13. SIMILARITIESDIFFERENCESHAVE A CHOICE WHEN THEY SOLDIERS WANT TO KILLFIRST JOINJOURNALISTS WANT TOWRITE THE STORYA LOT OF THEM GO BACK JOURNALISTS CAN LEAVEWHENEVER THEY WANTBOTH FEEL EXITEMENT SOLDIERS HAVE TO STAYBOTH DO IT FOR PERSONAL THERE UNTIL THE ENDEGOBOTH LOOSE EMPATHYSOLDIERS ARE ARMEDDEATH BECOMES NORMALWHILE JOURNALISTS ARETHEY ARE TRAUMATIZEDNOT (THIS IS NOT ALWAYSTHE CASE)VIDEO GAMES EXIST TOWAR JOURNALIST ARETRAIN BOTHTREATED LESS GOOD THENBOTH WIN PRIZES OR FAME SOLDIERS AND AREON THE SUFFERENCE OFCENCORED ANDOTHERSTHREATENED BY 14. 14 Romanian war correspondents trainingwith soldiers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M_wXXkmulE&feature=related 15. http://www.marines.mil/usmc/Pages/Recruiting.aspx http://www.marines.com/photos/-/photo-library/detail/browse/53383?_photolibraryportlet_WAR_marinesphotolibraryportlet_photo-search= 16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC3I1R-kgp8 17. Loss in empathy War has become acceptable Amateurs have become correspondents Censorship Detachment of the correspondent 18. Should I tell the truth or should I hold mytongue? What would you do? Do you think that war correspondents arebiased? Why do you think they go to war? What do you feel when you see dead bodies ofyour nationals and what happens when they arepeople not related to you or living in countriesfar away? Do you think war has become more acceptablebecause of the media? Do you think war photographers dont haveempathy? Can we categorize both journalists and soldiersin the same group?