What challenges did propaganda present for journalism in the 20th century and were they overcome?

Introduction From the late nineteenth century onwards, war and the mass media have ‘enjoyed a long, intricate relationship’ which only intensified with the growth of technology during the twentieth century.[1] Information from overseas correspondents could be relayed faster than ever before and the variety of mediums over which it was presented increased, allowing reporters toContinue reading “What challenges did propaganda present for journalism in the 20th century and were they overcome?”

Why the US failed to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese

The US failed to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese because they saw them as sub-human in comparison. The majority of South Vietnam’s population were peasants working on the rice fields. They lived in areas lacking electricity, running water, and proper sewage and waste systems. Their small homes were made out of mud,Continue reading “Why the US failed to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese”