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'Digger' media out-manoeuvred by military

Witness to War

Volume 18, Issue 1

May, 2012

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Dodson, Giles (2012). 'Digger' media out-manoeuvred by military. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(1): 238-242. Review of Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting, by Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2011, 501 pp, ISBN 978-0522856446 (pbk)
Author(s): Giles Dodson
Reviewed book by Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath
Publication date: 
May, 2012

Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting provides a thorough-going account of the developments and, importantly, of continuities which have characterised Australian reporting of foreign wars since the 19th century. It is a welcome addition to the growing body of conflict reporting literature, in particular to that which concerns the local experience. It is clear the forces which structure Australian war journalism have remained relatively constant throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.