Journalist on the Line of Fire: Scrutinizing Contemporary Military Journalism with Philosophical Anthropology Approach

Il’ia A. Bykov, Andrei Y. Dorskii, Sergei I. Shelonaev, Andrei V. Ulianovskii


This study examines transformations in contemporary military journalism, applying philosophical anthropology approach. Increasing contradictions between special status of journalist and generated by reporters contextual-true information clearly produce all sorts of anthropological problems in the mass media. The simple fact of journalist’s presence at the location of military conflict creates the phenomenon of hunting on journalist, which highly increase the risk of injuries, kidnappings, and brutal deaths among military journalists. Conflicting sides are able to use death of journalist against each other. Philosophical anthropology as a school of thinking treats human life as a most valuable thing, considering all social and scientific facts from human point of view. The article proposes, on the basis of philosophical analysis, to start new way of development for military journalism in the beginning of the 21st century. This way bases mostly on the development of drone technology for the purposes of military journalism. The authors insist that future military journalist is to be consider as an operator of drones with all necessary for reporting audio- and video-equipment.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s2p105

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