Historical Dictionary of War Journalism

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 482 pages
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An elusive figure until the 1840s, the war correspondent is a comparatively new phenomenon. Prior to the Mexican War and the invention of the telegraph, military commanders reported their own victories. Correspondents rarely used bylines prior to the 20th century. The first of its kind, this book fills a gap in the history of war journalism as well as military history, literature, imperialism, and the Victorian era. Entries cover reporters, photographers, and artists who represented a newspaper, magazine, radio, or television station, or another news source as well as significant events and terms relating to war reporting from 1846 to the recent Gulf War and Yugoslavian conflict.

To this day, the identity of the world's first war photographer remains a mystery. The first war correspondent--probably a male from New Orleans--also remains an elusive figure. The first identifiable war correspondents were not produced until the Mexican War. The larger history of the war correspondent has not been thoroughly explored. This volume attempts to fill that gap, providing coverage from 1846 to the present.


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The Dictionary
Mexican War Correspondents
Crimean War Correspondents
American Indian War Correspondents
American Civil War Correspondents
FrancoPrussian War Correspondents
RussoTurkish War Correspondents
Correspondents Covering the Sudan and Egyptian Campaigns 18821899
World War I Correspondents
Accredited US War Correspondents for World War II
BBC War Correspondents with the Allied Expeditionary Force June 6 1944May 5 1945
Korean War Correspondents
Vietnam War Correspondents
Pulitzer Prizes for War Reporting 19171974
Correspondents and Photographers Who Died Covering War Zones 19351994
Selected Bibliography

GrecoTurkish War Correspondents
SpanishAmerican War Correspondents
Boer War Correspondents

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Page 10 - Anglo-Saxon press." Beginning with the Corpus Christi Gazette, they would eventually number twenty-five in fourteen cities. Most of them were of ephemeral nature, although some lasted until the end of the conflict. The first English-language newspaper to be published in Mexico City was the American Star, founded during the occupation of the Mexican capital by two enterprising journalists from New Orleans, John H. Peoples and John R. Barnard. Having already established the Vera Cruz Eagle and other...

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MITCHEL P. ROTH is Assistant Professor of History and Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. His history of the Texas Rangers and the Texas Department of Public Safety was published in Courtesy, Service, and Protection: The Texas Department of Public Safety, and his research on epidemic disease on the 19th century West has appeared in Gateway Heritage and Pacific Historical Review.

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