The Military-Media Relationship: An Exercise in Strategic Patience

Boylan, Steven A.
September 2011
Military Review;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p2
The article discusses the relationship between the news media and the military. The author examines the expectations among media regarding access to military information and the effectiveness of embedded journalists. The author describes his experiences as the director of the Combined Press Information Center (CPIC), Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I). The author argues that the military must rely on the relationship between its media spokespersons and journalists to relay news to the public.


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