Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines
Registration is now open for “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines” at: www.eventrebels.com/reportingwwii. This international conference at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, April 23-24, 2020, brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will examine how American journalists and newspapers covered World War II. It intends to consider war-time reporting prior to the entrance into the conflict and how American correspondents followed GIs across the globe after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Among the themes to be explored are the role of the journalist as an objective reporter, a propagandist, an intelligence agent, and a witness to history. Papers will consider the contributions of African American, Jewish, and women reporters as journalists and the unique work of correspondents serving in uniform.
“Reporting World War II” is organized by the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University, the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Fordham University Press, and Stars and Stripes. Major support for this conference was provided by Iron Mountain and the Office of the Provost at Florida State University with additional funding from Adam Matthew Digital, the Society for Military History and Student Veterans Center at Florida State University.
For further information contact: G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at [email protected].