Press: Searching for Bang-Bang

Competition heats up for Viet Nam-style coverage in El Salvador

As the fighting intensifies in El Salvador, the race for the story among U.S. journalists is heating up too. With big-name correspondents pouring in for this month's national elections, resident newsmen are increasingly hard-pressed to provide action for home consumption. TIME Caribbean Correspondent Bernard Diederich describes the scramble:

The heat is on to produce footage to accompany what some newsmen call "Mr. Haig's war." Compared with earlier days, there is less camaraderie and pack journalism, there are fewer collective safaris. The competition often borders...

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