Media Coverage of the War

Horst Faas in Vietnam

German photographer Horst Faas takes a picture while in Vietnam, 1967

The impact of media coverage of the war continues to be the source of controversy. Its true impact is difficult to measure. The images of the war that were being sent back surely changed peoples' views, and the speed at which news traveled was faster than ever before. Events like the Tet Offensive were made public nearly as quickly as they happened, and public opinion was sure to reflect the images being flashed across televisions nationwide.