This article is a partial list of journalists killed and missing during the vietnam warthe press freedom organization reporters without borders tallied 63 journalists who died over a 20 year period ending in 1975 while covering the vietnam war with the caveat that media workers were not typically counted at the time list. The role of the media in the perception of the vietnam war has been widely noted intense levels of graphic news coverage correlated with dramatic shifts of public opinion regarding the conflict and there is controversy over what effect journalism had on support or opposition to the war as well as the decisions that policymakers made in response. Hugh lunns description of his term as a war correspondent in vietnam culminating in the tet offensive of 1968 and the deaths of three fellow journalists makes a moving story well written genuine and convincing. The vietnam war and the media vietnam became a subject of large scale news coverage in the united states only after substantial numbers of us combat troops had been committed to the war in the spring of 1965 prior to that time the number of american newsmen in indochina had been small fewer than two dozen even as late as. War stories vietnam war journalists share examples of courage vietnam era war correspondents wore uniforms ate field rations and shared many of the deprivations and dangers of ordinary fighting men
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