How did newspapers affect WW2?

By: Dawood Arshad

Did Newspapers help America win WWll? (Thesis)

Yes because back than newspapers were very essential. "Whoever controls the public, will control the war."

Why were newspapers important?

Newspapers were important during World War 2, because back then everyone relied on newspapers for news and events. One reason they were so important was because people that had family in the war would want an update.

Who controlled what newspaper showed?

"Whoever controls the public will control the war." Newspapers were a big part of people thoughts during World War 2. Newspapers were a big deal to the government also because they wanted public support. In order to create support governments will tell lie after lie, trying to establishing public support.

How did newspapers negatively affect war effort?

"A country’s enthusiasm for war can be quickly damaged by seeing photos of their dead soldiers, and articles detailing failed missions. During past wars, the government was able to control what the public saw depicting a military conflict." Newspapers could negatively affect people by showing photos of dead soldiers. Back then it was the governments choice what to show and what to not.

News Propagnada

News propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. It instigated hatred for the enemy and support for America's allies, urged greater public effort for war production and victory gardens.

Why aren't newspapers important today?

Newspapers aren't important today because, now there are many more resources people use including the internet. Newspapers just simply can't catch up, by the time they are done writing, printing, and posting, there will be more sources to turn to.

Sources

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"Censorship in the humanities." Censorship During WW2. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Mar.
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<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_propaganda_during_World_War_II>


"Media and war." Academia. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.