War and Words

War and Words : The Australian Press and the Vietnam War

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Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War presented moral dilemmas that divided the nation. The changing ways that Australian newspapers covered the conflict both reflected these dilemmas and inflamed them. Trish Payne's insightful analysis of Australian reporting of the Vietnam War traces the shifts in emphasis of the coverage, the influence of government on the news that reached the public, the extent of our allegiance to the American viewpoint and the lack of a balancing Vietnamese perspective. ""War and Words"" presents clearly the influences that shaped the media agenda of the time and identifies patterns of press coverage that continue to be discernable in the reporting of current military conflicts.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 101.6 x 158.75 x 12.7mm | 435.45g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • 0522853269
  • 9780522853261
  • 1,209,875

About Trish Payne

Dr Trish Payne is Lecturer in Political Communication at the University of Canberra.show more

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