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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Censorship of Photojournalism During Wartime

This study focuses on censorship of photojournalism during the time of war, and specifically compares and contrasts the coverage of the Vietnam War with the current Iraq War. It achieves this through photographs and news articles, concentrating on government-imposed censorship, as well as self-censorship. This study is important because it examines both forms of censorship, First Amendment rights, the role of the embedded and investigative reporter, and ideologies of American Journalists derived from the thoughts and beliefs of the Founding Fathers, English and French Philosophers. It discusses journalistic principles which are stifled during the time of war, limiting the freedom of expression for journalists, and limiting the truth from the citizens of the United States.

Presenter: Kelly Sabetta (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Honors Program
Location: 104 Holmes
Time: 11 am (Session II)