The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press - pr_332104

The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press

1846-1947

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Honorable Mention recipient for the American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award, this book outlines the rich history of more than 250 women who worked as war correspondents up through World War II, while demonstrating the ways in which the press and the military both promoted and prevented their access to war. Despite the continued presence of individual female war correspondents in news accounts, if not always in war zones, it was not until 1944 that the military recognized these individuals as a group and began formally considering sex as a factor for recruiting and accrediting war correspondents. This group identity created obstacles for women who had previously worked alongside men as "war correspondents," while creating opportunities for many women whom the military recruited to cover woman's angle news as "women war correspondents." This book also reveals the ways the military and the press, as well as women themselves, constructed the concepts of "woman war correspondent" and "war correspondent" and how these concepts helped and hindered the work of all war correspondents even as they challenged and ultimately expanded the public's understanding of war and of women.

Product code: 9781498539272

ISBN 9781498539272
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H236xW160xS16
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Lexington Books
This study analyzes the experience of female war correspondents from the Mexican-American War through World War II. It examines the construction of the concept of a "woman war correspondent" and the ways in which the press and the military both promoted and prevented their access to war.