Accession Number : ADA180764

Title :   Censorship: An Old Concept with New Problems.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dye,John W. , III

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Media military relations have been strained for as many years as the relationship has existed. Frequently, a topic of contention has been censorship. Though a formal national level censorship program has not been practiced by the United States since World War II, it is not a dead issue, especially to the media. Modern technology and the changing complexion of the media have given new meaning to the concept of censorship. This has also caused the military to review its policy on the subject with the intent of developing one that will support the best interests of everyone concerned. Effective public information planning must be accomplished at the operational level (CINC) and above. However, this is nearly impossible today in the absence of censorship policy at the Department of Defense and National Command Authority levels. As of the completion of this project, there is no policy on field press censorship and very little effort has been made to establish one. This study analyzes censorship as it applies to today's military and media.

Descriptors :   *CENSORSHIP, MEDIA, POLICIES, UNITED STATES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NEWSPAPERS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PUBLIC OPINION

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE