Journalism, the Military, and America’s Wars

January 25, 2016

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The relationship between journalists and the U.S. military is simultaneously intimate and distant.  In the last several decades and the last two in particular, many things have changed in the way that journalists cover the military, but perhaps not as many as you think. Three defense and national security journalists of different generations joined Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks to talk about how covering the military has and has not changed over time:

  • David Wood, the veteran, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The Huffington Post
  • Nancy Youssef, senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast
  • Paul Shinkman, national security reporter for U.S. News & World Report

Have a listen!



Image: U.S. Navy photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

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One thought on “Journalism, the Military, and America’s Wars

  1. Excellent podcast.

    Left me wanting more information on independent journalists and warzones, but great discussion especially concerning the greatly magnified consequences of mistakes.