Title

Suppressing Allied Atrocity Stories: The Unwritten Clause of the World War II Censorship Code

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

19 p.

Publication Date

12-2012

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Source ISSN

1077-6990

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/1077699012455999

Abstract

Wartime journalists can be torn between loyalty to the ideal of truth and loyalty to their nation. During World War II, American journalists working in the Office of Censorship reached beyond the domestic self-censorship code to stop the publication of news of Allied atrocities. The press had agreed to suppress stories related to military security, but not to cover up military misconduct. The resulting conflict proved difficult for journalists and journalists working for the government to resolve.

Comments

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 4 (December 2012): 624-642. DOI.