Coverage Diary

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Dayton Daily News Reporter Carries a Heavy Weight

Mehul Srivastava, 24, a reporter for the Dayton Daily News, wrote a first person narrative about his experiences in India while covering the tsunami. Srivastava is a native of Calcutta, and a graduate of Washington & Lee University's School of Journalism. Srivastava has worked for the Daily News for six months. This is his first reporting job.Excerpt: … Read More
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Doctor/Reporter Covering Tsunami

Dr. Mona Khanna M.D., M.P.H., Medical Correspondent, KTVT CBS 11 News, Dallas-Fort Worth, shares her thoughts on covering the tsunami. Impact -- I can only speak for myself. I'm humbled. Not only are areas so devastated and was life completely destroyed, but the future task of rebuilding and restoring is monumental. Our national efforts … Read More
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What Journalists Are Facing

One reporter covering the tsnmai in Colombo, Sri Lanka answers questions about how he is covering the disaster. Read More
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Embedded reporters 'sanitised' Iraq war

Matt Wells in BudapestThe Guardian Television reports produced by "embedded" correspondents in the Iraq conflict gave a sanitised picture of war, according to an academic study published by the BBC today. Researchers found that although reporters who accompanied the British and US military were able to be objective, they avoided images that would be too graphic or violent … Read More
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Bush Courts Regional Media

By Dana MilbankWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 14, 2003; Page A04 The Bush administration, displeased with the news coverage of the war in Iraq, has accelerated efforts to bypass the national media by telling the administration's story directly to the American public. Read More
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At Central Command, Death Gets an Online Demotion

The New York TimesBy ALEX BERENSONPublished: September 28, 2003AGHDAD, Iraq — More than 300 American troops have been killed since the war in Iraq began. According to Pentagon records, more than 160 have been killed since President Bush declared on May 1 that major combat operations had ended. At least 70 of those deaths have been the result of hostile … Read More
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NBC Office In Baghdad Is Bombed, Killing Iraqi

By Anthony Shadid and Karl VickWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, September 25, 2003; Page A19 BAGHDAD, Sept. 25 (Thursday) -- A small explosive detonated early this morning near the hotel here that houses the staff of NBC News, killing one Iraqi guard and injuring another, U.S. military officials said. No Americans or employees of NBC were killed in … Read More
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Losing The Media War In Iraq

Accuracy in MediaBy Cliff KincaidAugust 20, 2003The Washington Post reports that L. Paul Bremer, the civil administrator in Iraq, has issued guidelines for Iraqi media, forbidding them from inciting violence, promoting hatred or circulating false information "calculated to promote opposition" to the new governing authority. But the Bush administration seems to be doing nothing about American reporters in Iraq serving … Read More
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U.S. Taps Media Chief for Iraq

By Daniel WilliamsWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 19, 2003; Page A14 BAGHDAD, Aug. 18 -- U.S. authorities have appointed a media commissioner to govern broadcasters and the press, establish training programs for journalists and plan for the establishment of a state-run radio and television network -- part of an effort to regulate Iraq's burgeoning news media while dodging allegations of … Read More
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Reuters Cameraman Shot Dead While Filming in Iraq

ReutersReuters cameraman Mazen Dana was shot dead on Sunday while filming near a U.S.-run prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.Eyewitnesses said Dana, 43, was shot by soldiers on an American tank as he filmed outside Abu Ghraib prison in western Baghdad. Read More
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Baghdad's media explosion

by Matthew Price BBC correspondent in Baghdad Believe it or not, when you drive round Baghdad these days you can listen to the BBC World Service in crystal clear FM quality. It is a far cry from the days when Iraqis would try to make out the news through the crackle of the state's jamming facilities. Radio … Read More
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Spending big in Iraq: Gathering news doesn't come cheap for CNN, others

By CAROLINE WILBERTThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution When the full-scale war ended in Iraq, the story did not.Neither did the spending. News executives continue to dump buckets of money into coverage that doesn't generate big ratings -- or dominate television newscasts -- the way it did during the war. Read More