Press: Covering an Uncoverable War

Journalists struggle to report battles they cannot see

For members of the world's press, the battle for the Falkland Islands has been mainly a losing one. Except for 27 British newsmen with their country's fleet, neither reporters nor photographers have been able to get near the fighting, and the only real news has been from conflicting government statements issued in London and Buenos Aires. "We're covering this war with excruciating difficulty," admits Jeff Gralnick, executive producer of ABC's World News Tonight. "It's the first major story in a decade in which the press has...

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