Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines

at the

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York, NY


May be rescheduled at a later date.

April 23-24, 2020

Organized By



Photo of war correspondent, journalist, editor and author Cornelius Ryan from the Cornelius Ryan Collection at the Ohio University's Alden Library.

This international conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will examine how American journalists and newspapers covered World War II. The conference intends to consider war-time reporting prior to the entrance into the conflict and how American correspondents followed GIs across the globe after the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The role of the journalists as objective reporters, propagandists, intelligence agents, and as witnesses to history are among the themes explored at this conference. Papers will consider the contribution of African American, Jewish, and women reporters as journalists and the unique work of correspondents serving in uniform. 
Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines will be hosted by:
Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University
Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Fordham University Press
Stars and Stripes.

Major support was received from Iron Mountain and Office of the Provost at Florida State University, with additional funding provided by Adam Matthew Digital, the Society for Military History and the Student Veterans Center at Florida State University.