Accession Number : ADA272882

Title :   The Future of the Military - Media Relationship.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 20 Aug 92-4 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Darcy, Paul A.

Report Date : 04 JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The major purpose of this study was to determine the relationship, between the military and the media, as viewed by middle grade Army officers. This study also examined what the military view of the relationship would be during combat and the middle grade Army officers, perceptions of if the media should be accorded First Amendment rights. Data were collected by a survey. Questionnaires were distributed to a stratified random sample of 278 officers in the Command and General Staff College, AY 92-93. Data were analyzed in terms of frequencies, a T-test, a Z-test, and contingency tables. Results indicated that middle grade Army officers negatively viewed the military-media relationship and the media being involved with their units during combat. Results also indicated that the public views the protection of media rights more negatively than the officers surveyed, except when it comes to the release of classified material. Media, Military, Censorship, First amendment, Sidle, Gannett.

Descriptors :   *CENSORSHIP, *MEDIA, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, ARMY, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, FREQUENCY, MATERIALS, PERCEPTION, PROTECTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, RELEASE, STATISTICAL TESTS, SURVEYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNIVERSITIES, WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE