Historical Dictionary of War Journalism by Mitchel P. Roth Ph.D.

By Mitchel P. Roth Ph.D.

An elusive determine till the 1840s, the battle correspondent is a relatively new phenomenon. ahead of the Mexican battle and the discovery of the telegraph, army commanders said their very own victories. Correspondents hardly used bylines ahead of the twentieth century. the 1st of its variety, this publication fills a niche within the heritage of warfare journalism in addition to army heritage, literature, imperialism, and the Victorian period. Entries disguise journalists, photographers, and artists who represented a newspaper, journal, radio, or tv station, or one other information resource in addition to major occasions and phrases on the subject of warfare reporting from 1846 to the hot Gulf battle and Yugoslavian clash. To this present day, the identification of the world's first warfare photographer continues to be a secret. the 1st struggle correspondent--probably a male from New Orleans--also continues to be an elusive determine. the 1st identifiable battle correspondents weren't produced until eventually the Mexican warfare. the bigger heritage of the warfare correspondent has now not been completely explored. This quantity makes an attempt to fill that hole, supplying assurance from 1846 to the current.

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Foreign correspondents were in abundance as well during this multinational operation. Gaston Chadbourne and Louis Marie Julien Viaud,* better known as the novelist Pierre Loti,* represented French papers, and Luigi Barzini* was in China for the Milan-based Corriere della Sera. Those reporting the Boxer campaign faced more than their share of logistical hardships. Transportation and communication activities were impeded by the tremendous distances and cost of sending dispatches from China to Europe by way of Siberia.

The Fog of War: The Media on the Battlefield. 1987. BEAN, CHARLES EDWIN WOODROW (1879–1968). Born in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, Bean attended Oxford on scholarship, graduating with honors in 1902. He was called to the bar the following year. For several years he practiced law in Australia while writing articles sporadically for several Sydney newspapers. In 1908 he left law for journalism when he joined the staff of the Sydney Morning Herald. When World War I* broke out he began writing a ‘‘War Notes’’ column for the Herald.

BOYLE, FREDERICK (b. 1841). Boyle covered the 1868 Abyssinian War and the 1873 Ashanti campaign for the Daily Telegraph. He witnessed the victorious British entry into the fortress at Essaman. Four years later he reported the Russo-Turkish War* for the Standard, but was expelled for violating military security in one of his dispatches, as he chronicled in his 1877 book, Narrative of an Expelled Correspondent. He also wrote Through Fanteeland to Commmassie: A Diary of the Ashantee Campaigns in Africa (1874).

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