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Testing times: Kiwi journalists and the military

Volume 14, Issue 1

March, 2008

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Mackay, D., & Comrie, M. (2008). Testing times: Kiwi journalists and the military. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(1): 46-63.
Author(s): Margie Comrie, Denise Mackay
Publication date: 
April, 2008

War correspondents, long the object of popular fascination, have been the focus of academic study since Phillip Knightley published The First Casualty in 1976. While New Zealand journalists did not cover the second Iraq War in 2003, the furore over the US practice of ‘embedding’ journalists was felt in New Zealand. Drawing on in-depth interviews with seven seasoned defence reporters, this article examines the relationship between the New Zealand Army and journalists during times of conflict.