As a documentary embed with the army in Iraq both during the invasion and after, I will be examining television news and documentary coverage of the military and war from May 2003 to February 2006 looking at the changing discourses. I would like to question whether the dominant discourses were the same or different in the two genres, and if so why. As a documentary maker of many years I would consider myself to have been ‘embedded’ with many organisations, not just the army, and I hope to include these practical experiences and the techniques of documentary making in the debate on embedding in a conflict situation.
Supervisor: Professor Justin Lewis
MA Module ‘International News Production - documentary pathway’
War reporting and Propaganda, embedding, documentaries.