Staking out Australia's 'effective voice' in the world: John Curtin and the war correspondents, 1941-1945©

Coatney, Caryn (2014) Staking out Australia's 'effective voice' in the world: John Curtin and the war correspondents, 1941-1945©. In: Research Seminar 2014: School of Arts and Communication, University of Southern Queensland, 12 Nov 2014, Toowoomba, Australia.

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To raise global awareness of Australia's role in Pacific conflicts, World War II Prime Minister John Curtin elicited Allied journalists' cooperation to publicise remarkably unrestrained commentaries during the censorship era. This paper reveals new insights into Curtin's development of the correspondents' bases as instruments of public diplomacy to persuade the other Allies to involve Australia in the war planning and peace negotiations. Through a rare analysis of confidential cables, secret news talks, radio chats and unscreened newsreels, this paper shows that these journalists worked with Curtin for more Allied recognition of Australia rather than reporting independently on different battle zones.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 04:37
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 00:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: John Curtin; journalism history; media history; World War II; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Mackenzie King
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified

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