iOS app Android app

Embedded Journalists

How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Petraeus on How to Surge!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.09.2013 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

2012-11-10-ScreenShot20121109at8.52.39PM.pngHere are General David Petraeus's rules for living broadly and well, inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him in Afghanistan.

Killing Journalists and Aid Workers

Ben Barber | Posted 06.15.2012 | World
Ben Barber

For decades, as a reporter I had an invisible shield, allowing me to wade into bloody conflicts, interview the killers and the families of the victims. But times have indeed changed.

Why Embedded Journalism Spells Bad News

Scott Hill | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Scott Hill

Where journalists have gone wrong is that, far from asking tough questions, they have merely taken what they have been told as gospel. When a Lieutenant Colonel tells them that a mission went well, they report it, uncritically, as fact.

Alex Wagner

On World Press Freedom Day, Millions Go Toward Protecting Journalists | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

Tuesday marks World Press Freedom Day, and this year, the event seems particularly well-timed. Alongside the media-fueled uprisings in the Middle East...

MRAPs, Sprained Ankles, Air Conditioning, Farting Contests, and Other Snapshots from the American War in Afghanistan

Ann Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Jones

Recently, I filed a request to embed with the U.S. Army. Having been critical of American policies from the get-go, I saw nothing on the various Army bases I visited to change my mind.

McChrystal, Geraldo and Me: Full Disclosure

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

"Full disclosure: Geraldo Rivera and I are friends of long standing." At least we have been until now, because I want to take issue with his Fox News appearance where he strongly criticized Michael Hastings.

Reporters Made Their (Em)Bed, But Don't Want to Lie In It

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

So reporters are hopping mad because they aren't getting access to areas damaged by the BP oil spill catastrophe? Well honestly, to a great extent they have only themselves to blame.

Uncovering The Death Squads In El Salvador

Nieman Watchdog | Craig Pyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 24 is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. He was shot in the heart by a right wing death sq...

Time Stands Still, For Journalists and Other Lovers of Truth

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Most of the play focuses not on journalism as a whole, but rather, on the emotional hardships associated with love and how people settle for something comfortable in life.

Tom Ricks And The Military's New Philosophical Embeds

Columbia Journalism Review | Tara McKelvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general--Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia--on the wall of his office. His...

Pentagon Profiling Reporters For "Positive," "Neutral" Or "Negative" War Coverage

Stars and Stripes | Stars and StripesMideast Edition, Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Contrary to the insistence of Pentagon officials this week that they are not rating the work of reporters covering U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Stars a...

Embedded Journalists Subject To Screens

Stars and Stripes | Charlie Reed, Stars and StripesMideast Edition, Monday, August 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As more journalists seek permission to accompany U.S. forces engaged in escalating military operations in Afghanistan, many of them could be screened ...

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.

Army Bans Stars and Stripes Reporter from Embedding with Unit in Mosul

Stars and Stripes | Stars and StripesMideast Edition, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Asserting that Stars and Stripes "refused to highlight" good news in Iraq that the U.S. military wanted to emphasize, Army officials have barred a Str...

Did Google Kill Journalism?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

The death of Journalism began it was expected to begin to earn a profit -- or maybe we're witnessing the birth of Journalism.