|Professor appears in Los Angeles Times
RELEASED: Dec. 12, 2002
DANVILLE, KYClarence Wyatt, Centre College Pottinger Associate Professor of History, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story last week about war reporters.
The Pentagon, in a departure from recent policy, is planning to deploy hundreds of print reporters, photographers and television journalists with front-line U.S. military units if there is a war with Iraq, the Times reported on Dec. 4.
"This represents a shift away from what we saw following Vietnamthat whole philosophy of keeping the press away from the battlefield except in the most highly controlled manner," Wyatt said. "We had examples of pool coverage in Grenada and Panama, and then that philosophy came to full flower in the Gulf War. Absolutely, this is an improvement."
To see the article, go to http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-embed4dec04,0,7240565.story.
Wyatt is the author of Paper Soldiers: The American Press and the Vietnam War, an acclaimed book about U.S. press coverage of the war in Vietnam. The book was originally published by W.W. Norton and Co. in 1993, then went through several printings, and was later issued in paperback by the University of Chicago Press in 1995.
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