Witnesses To War

The History Of Australian Conflict Reporting

Fay Anderson, Richard Trembath
Winner, History Book, QLD Premier’s Literary Awards, 2011
Winner, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, VIC Premier's Literary Awards, 2011
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1 April 2011

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9780522860221

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Melbourne University Press

Witnesses To War

The History Of Australian Conflict Reporting

Fay Anderson, Richard Trembath
Winner, History Book, QLD Premier’s Literary Awards, 2011
Winner, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, VIC Premier's Literary Awards, 2011
Witnesses to War is a landmark history of Australian war journalism covering the regional conflicts of the nineteenth century to the major conflicts of the twentieth: World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Bosnia through to recent and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath look at how journalists reported the horrors and politics of war, the rise of the celebrity journalist, issues of censorship and the ethics of 'embedding'.

Interviews with over 40 leading journalists and photographers reveal the challenges of covering wars and the impact of the violence they witness, the fear and exhilaration, the regrets and successes, the private costs and personal dangers.

Witnesses to War examines issues with continued and contemporary relevance, including the genesis of the Anzac ideal and its continued use; the representation of enemy and race and how technology has changed the nature of conflict reporting.
Witnesses to War is a landmark history of Australian war journalism covering the regional conflicts of the nineteenth century to the major conflicts of the twentieth: World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Bosnia through to recent and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath look at how journalists reported the horrors and politics of war, the rise of the celebrity journalist, issues of censorship and the ethics of 'embedding'.

Interviews with over 40 leading journalists and photographers reveal the challenges of covering wars and the impact of the violence they witness, the fear and exhilaration, the regrets and successes, the private costs and personal dangers.

Witnesses to War examines issues with continued and contemporary relevance, including the genesis of the Anzac ideal and its continued use; the representation of enemy and race and how technology has changed the nature of conflict reporting.

Fay Anderson

Fay Anderson

Associate Professor Fay Anderson lectures in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. She has published widely on media history, war journalism, genocide, photography and violence. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath's book Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting was published by MUP in 2011.

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Richard Trembath

Richard Trembath

Richard Trembath teaches history at the University of Melbourne. He has co-authored Witnesses to War: The History Of Australian Conflict Reporting, All Care and Responsibility, a history of the nursing profession in Victoria, and in 2005 published A Different Sort of War about the Australian experience of the Korean War. In 2008, Richard co-authored Divine Discontent, a new history of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Much of Richard's work has involved interviews…

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