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Title of paper: To what extent did the media influence the role of the anti-war movement during the Vietnam war?
The paper will examine the role of the media in influencing the anti-war movement. It will dive into the media’s part in shaping Americans’ perceptions of the Vietnam war.
I have done the introduction of the essay (feel free to add) and have added a few sentences for some of the paragraphs. You should follow the structure of the outline below and the essay should flow from the thesis presented in the introduction. The essay structure and outline is attached.
The outline should be:
Introduction: thesis statement
Paragraph 1: Background on war
Paragraph 2: Background on uprising of media – emergence and role
Paragraph 3: What role did this have on the rise of the anti-war movement (reference covering dissent, uncensored war and washington post & new york times portrayal of events)
For the next three paragraphs you will be writing on how media portrayal of the following events and how this led to the rise of the anti-war movement:
Paragraph 4: Event 1- First combat ground troops arrival in 1965
Paragraph 5: Event 2- Tet offensive
Paragraph 6: Event 3- Mai Lai Massacre
Paragraph 7: Live from the battlefield – reporting during the Vietnam area
Paragraph 8: Journalism ethics – When, if ever, is it ethical for a journalist to contribute his or her own views in the midst of an international conflict?
Conclusion: ANSWERING: To what extent is the media responsible for the anti-war outcomes of the information they broadcasted?
sources:
Live from the battlefield: accounting of battlefield reporting during the Vietnam era
Virtual Vietnam archive (Douglas pike collection: accuracy in media interviews)
The “uncensored war”: detailed account of what American read and watched about Vietnam
Covering dissent: analyzes media coverage of the antiwar movement.
Vaughan, Brock J.. 2020. “War, Media, and Memory: American Television News Coverage of the Vietnam War.” Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections 4
Rooney, Edmund J.,”The News Media Coverage of the Tet Offensive (1968): Historical Evaluation as and Educational Tool” (1992). Dissertations. 3196.
The Tet Offensive and the News Media: Some Thoughts on the Effects of News Reporting William M. Hammond
Raluca Cozma & John Maxwell Hamilton (2009) Film Portrayals of Foreign Correspondents, Journalism Studies, 10:4, 489-505,

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