The Media and the Falklands Campaign

  • Authors
  • Valerie Adams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valerie Adams
      Pages 3-21
    3. Valerie Adams
      Pages 22-43
    4. Valerie Adams
      Pages 44-62
  3. The Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Valerie Adams
      Pages 65-78
    3. Valerie Adams
      Pages 98-110
    4. Valerie Adams
      Pages 111-125
  4. Assessment and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Valerie Adams
      Pages 143-156
    3. Valerie Adams
      Pages 174-197
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 198-224

About this book


In the controversy over the reporting of the Falklands conflict, criticism focused on the media's use of armchair strategists to interpret and speculate about operations in the South Atlantic. Valerie Adams sets that media commentary in an historical perspective and examines its actual content to see whether the criticism was justified and whether the material actually helped to inform the public about the actions undertaken on their behalf. The issues raised in wartime by the relationship between the media, the government and the public in a democracy are explored: the Falklands' problems appear insignificant set against potential future difficulties.


assessment campaign conflict criticism democracy government history media reinforcement

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