Iscuss some of the key challenges in the reporting of war from the frontline and the roof top. What are the implications for reporting conflict.
1. Discuss the key challenges that a front line journalist faces in the reporting of a war
2. Discuss the key challenges that a roof top journalist faces in the reporting of a war
3. Explain on how does the challenges that is faced by the front line and roof top journalist would affect into providing a good report to the public and so on. Is it balance? Do they get to report what they want? Do they go bias and side the soldiers? Or do they get bribed? Does the editor publish their reports or does their report get framed in the way the powerful people wants it to be, or does the editor edits the report in his or her understanding without even getting the clear picture and seeing for themselves on the real life scenario that is taking place in the war are the kind of questions that you may think of and answer in these essay because these are the common challenges that a journalist may face
4. Explain on the implications for reporting conflicts
5. Draw good examples to support the statements which basically would give a real life impression on how did the front line and roof top journalist suffer to overcome the challenges in reporting during the war to strike the balance OR maybe failed to overcome the challenges. Such as the wars that took place in Iraq and Afghanistan, or Vietnam War and etc
6. You can use good examples of embedded journalist to explain the challenges the faced whilst working under the contract of Pentagon as one of your key challenges.
A good example that I could suggest would be an embedded journalist name Kevin Sites, that was under the NBC, released footage of US soldier shooting unarmed men and he received so many hate mails, and his reports was also censored by the US media. Try to find other example that is similar to this, because my other classmates might be using the Kevin Sites example already.
7. You may extract examples from journalist like Terry Llyod, Richard Sambrook, Alex Thompson, or you could use other good examples, because the listed examples above are something that I got from my lecturer, so I wouldnt be surprise, if my friends those examples as well.
1. Use primary sources, preferably books, journals, articles all in Harvard style
2. I need all three of them. Harvard referencing style of citations, a reference list and also a bibliography list
3. The suggested books are:
(a)Finnegan, L (2007) No Question Asked. News coverage since 9/11. Praeger. Westport Connecticut, London
(b)McLaughlin, G (2002) The war correspondent. London
(c) Carruthers, S. L., (2000) The Media at War: Communication and Conflict in the Twentieth Century. London Macmillan
Above are the suggestion of books given by my lecturer. However, you can use other good journals and book sources as well, because I need around eight to nine good sources in my reference list if possible.