In his authoritative history of war correspondents, The First Casualty, the late journalist and historian Philip Knightley identified a dilemma that has long confronted journalists reporting conflict: Whose side are they on? Knightley warns that the “aims of the military and the media are irreconcilable.” Soldiers want to win wars and hide the consequences of […]
Author Archives: Tim Luckhurst
Tim Luckhurst is principal of South College, Durham University, England. He is a newspaper historian, a campaigner for press freedom. and an academic member of the university’s Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures.