Accession Number : ADA301032

Title :   Educating the Media on Operational Matters.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Tilly, Philip R.

PDF Url : ADA301032

Report Date : 19 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The purpose of this monograph was to answer the research question: How can the Army educate the media in operational matters and what benefits might develop from such enhancement? Three areas provided data for this research: historical examination of the media/military relationship, current Army doctrine addressing the topic, and lastly, contemporary input from members of the media. The study found that the relationship between the media and the military has its roots in pre-colonial America. This relationship has evolved over time with both beneficial and detrimental consequences. The current relationship enjoyed by both parties is at a peak in many regards. In seeking to educate the media on operational matters, this researcher concluded that the media, for this project, consists of three groups. A technique to educate each group would include a variation of seminar discussions and pamphlet material. The formal instruction would include historical snapshots of operational warfare; doctrinal recognition of the levels of war; examination of media/military interaction, to include past reporter performance; and operational interview techniques. The pamphlet material would reinforce the seminar material and include more detailed information.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MEDIA, INPUT, WARFARE, SYMPOSIA, INTERACTIONS, MATERIALS, VARIATIONS, ARMY, INTERVIEWING, ADDRESSING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE