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A relocating account of the lives of mixed-race childrens of occupied Japan. little ones of the profession blends oral histories with an historic and political research of foreign race kinfolk and immigration coverage in North the USA and Australia. It highlights the little-known tale of the millions of kids that resulted from the unions of eastern ladies and Allied servicemen published to Japan following the second one international conflict. This robust narrative of loss, longing and reconnection is written by way of the ABC’s long-time Tokyo correspondent, Walter Hamilton.

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The common purpose and unified command behind the military lead to some institutional characteristics that are very different from those found among the more heterogeneous press. Hierarchical/Cooperative. The military is hierarchically organized in strict chains of command, culminating with the commander in chief. While there are rivalries among the services and among different units, military efforts are fundamentally cooperative and focused on the primary mission. Common goals are pursued in an organized, integrated fashion.

23 Schudson, The Power of News, p. 7. 24 Schudson, The Power of News, p. 9. The Relationship Between the Press and the Military: A Starting Point 15 news coverage are intrinsic to its core mission. The press’s 4th Estate obligations and business interest in attaining profits mean that the press needs information in order to fulfill its mission. As a result, one of the press’s primary goals for news coverage is to gain access to newsworthy information. Two other goals follow from the need for access.

Goals of the Press or Military Vis-à-Vis the Public In this section, we consider the goals of the press and the military with regard to the public. Both the press and the military seek to serve the public’s interests. 53 The Public’s Goals for News Coverage But how does the public benefit from war coverage? In this subsection, we consider two main goals on the part of the public regarding news coverage. First is the goal of getting information and interpretation. Second is the notion of having the information necessary to function in a democracy, that is, to be “well-served” by news coverage.

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