The world's best known reporters tell the story of what really happened in Iraq in a gripping and gritty narrative history of the war.
Included are contributions from fifty international journalists, including Dexter Filkins, The New York Times
correspondent who won widespread praise for his coverage of Fallujah; Rajiv Chandrassekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City
; Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post
, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his war coverage; Richard Engel of NBC; Anne Garrels of NPR, and other star reporters from both the print and broadcast world, not to mention their translators, photo journalists, and a military reporter. All come together to discuss the war from its beginning on, and they hold back nothing on the violence they faced—Farnaz Fassihi of the Wall Street Journal
talks about her near–kidnapping by "five men with AK–47s" chasing her car. ("I kept thinking, 'This is it.'") Nor do they hold back discussing how this impacted their work—British reporter Patrick Cockburn of The Independent
notes that "One had to spend an enormous amount of time thinking about one's own security," and NPR reporter Deborah Amos observes that it was even more complicated for women: "As time went on we had to dress as Iraqi women, in the most conservative costumes Iraqi women would wear." But perhaps the most fascinating—and chilling—observation is that most saw a disaster in Iraq unfolding long before they were allowed to report it. As Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker
puts it, various governmental authorities and the media's own fears combined "to keep bad news away from the public," an observation supported by over 21 stunning, full–color photographs—many of which have never been published before due to such censorship. Collected by the editors of America's most prestigious media monitor, the Columbia Journalism Review
, such revelations make Reporting Iraq
a fascinating and unique look at the war, as well as an important critique of international press coverage.
An excellent oral histor. eing conversational, Reporting Iraq is much easier to read than a long news story
An excellent oral histor. eing conversational, Reporting Iraq is much easier to read than a long news story. It is also blunt, and the reader may be thankful that it is organized so it can be taken in small doses. Describes the dangers reporters face trying to cover a conflict where just looking foreign makes you suspicious and where roadside bombs are a random and constant threat.
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A gritty and gripping narrative history of the run–up to war to the present quagmire.
This vital, breathtaking collection may be the closest contemporary reporting gets to cutting through the fog of war. - Publishers Weekly. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. A gritty and gripping narrative history of the run–up to war to the present quagmire.
Ali Fadhil, a documentary producer, and journalists Deborah Amos (NPR), Anne Barnard (New York Times/Boston Globe), and Elizabeth Palmer (CBS) were contributors to the book
In 2004 he oversaw the launch of CJR’s political journalism site, Campaign Desk, which later became CJ. rg.
The book, published this month by the University of Texas Press, was written by Michael Kamber, who covered the war for eight years for The New York . Any journalist hoping to photograph a wounded soldier needed his permission
The book, published this month by the University of Texas Press, was written by Michael Kamber, who covered the war for eight years for The New York Times. Among the 39 photojournalists in the book are Andrea Bruce, Carolyn Cole, Stanley Greene, Tyler Hicks, Chris Hondros, Yuri Kozyrev, Khalid Mohammed and Joao Silva. The following essay is from Dexter Filkins’s introduction. Any journalist hoping to photograph a wounded soldier needed his permission. It’s not hard to see the absurdity in the wounded-soldier rule: It was difficult to get a soldier’s permission before he had suffered his injury, and nearly impossible after.
Rich with anecdote and illustrated with color g many never before published in . Iraq is a major event. No current Talk conversations about this book.
Valuable insight into war reporting. com User, December 2, 2008
Valuable insight into war reporting. com User, December 2, 2008. This will give anyone who wonders about how the news (particularly the news of a controversial war) is transmitted to them via newspaper, television or radio. Inside the inside story.