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Journalism Education and the Next War

Philip Seib | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Philip Seib

I've been spending time in Dubai with students and others involved in developing the next generation of the region's journalists. Everyone means well and is working hard, but I sense that these young people may slip into old patterns.

Catherine Taibi

It's Not Just War Reporters: How Viewing Graphic Content Secondhand Can Lead To Mental Health Issues In Journalists | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

Aidan Sullivan remembers his first day as director of photography at The Sunday Times very clearly. It was April 5, 1989, what would come to be known ...

'The O'Reilly Factor' Ratings Soar Amidst Controversy Over Host's War-Reporting

Reuters | Rick Kissell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

LOS ANGELES ( - "The O'Reilly Factor" has long been the most popular program in cable news, and the controversy surrounding host Bill O'Re...

WATCH: Touching Video Honors The Late James Foley

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

Following the Online Journalism Awards in September, the Online News Association has shared a video that was played in memory of the late James Foley....

The Local Women Who Hold Up the Sky in Syria

Pro Journo | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

Gender issues go largely unreported in times of war. As soon as the civil unrest in Syria went violent, women disappeared as subjects in media stories. The Syrian Female Journalist Network wants to change this.

James Foley's Execution Forces Sober Reflection on the Perils of Front-Line Coverage

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
The GroundTruth Project

As everyone at GlobalPost and the larger community of journalists who cover conflict struggle with the news, there is deep soul-searching going on about what we do, how we do it and whether the risks are worth it.

AP Journalists Attacked In Afghanistan

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photogra...

The US Press and Russia: A Tortured History

Jean Folkerts | Posted 05.26.2014 | Media
Jean Folkerts

A look at one nugget of Kansas history suggests that we should regard national media analyses of Russia's claims in regard to Crimea and Ukraine with a great degree of skepticism.

'Mothering Can be More Demanding than War Reporting -- Where you Actually get a Break Sometimes'

Juliet Linley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

"What nobody made clear to me was how difficult it might be to actually have children if I waited too long. At age 39, no husband in sight, I decided to conceive on my own. Somehow that decision sent a message to the universe because my husband showed up a few weeks later."

47 Years Later, These Vietnam War Photos Still Haunts Us

Posted 11.04.2013 | World

In October of 1966, the Vietnam War had already been raging for nearly 11 years. Thousands of troops were still fighting, and in their midst a courage...

For Freelancers In Syria, Only Blood Counts

Columbia Journalism Review | Francesca Borri | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

He finally wrote to me. after more than a year of freelancing for him, during which I contracted typhoid fever and was shot in the knee, my editor wat...

Filling the Empty Battlefield

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Books
Tom Engelhardt

There was a secret history of twenty-first-century American war crying out to be written. Now, we have it in the form of Jeremy Scahill's latest book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.

Forgotten Women: Bombs, Bombshells and Barbed Wire

Gerit Quealy | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Gerit Quealy

There's always a pendulum swing, but in the sphere of women's equality it seems more like the second hand on a surreal grandfather clock.

Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kate Adie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

Reporting from war zones in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, covering disasters in Bangladesh, massacres in Rwanda and the siege of the I...

A Time for Stories About Heroes

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

In the wake of the Oslo explosions and the massacre on Utoyo island, we have learned so much, too much, about the protagonist of the whole tragedy. But what of those who were at the scene unharmed themselves but who helped those who were?

Chris Hondros: "A Transcendent Voice for the Good in Life"

Tucker Reed | Posted 06.28.2011 | Media
Tucker Reed

Chris Hondros was a miner of emotion. He regularly descended into harm's way and brought back precious things that the world needed to see.

The Web As a Spotlight: An Alternative Look at Technology in the Arab Spring

Ben Cole | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

Technology has not only made it possible for people around the world to peer into lives and circumstances across the globe, it's made many worldwide events impossible to ignore.

A Liberated Press and WikiLeaks: Bulwarks Against Claims of "Victory" in Afghanistan

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William E. Jackson Jr.

It has been left to foreign journalism to offer the loudest calls for the U.S. to recognize WikiLeaks' and Assange's right to publish under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment

Video Of A Foreign Correspondent's Decade By The Director Of 'Restrepo'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's a rare filmmaker who could juxtapose festive fireworks with brutal gunfire and transition from the inside of a New York coffee shop to a huddle o...

The Iraq and Af-Pak Wars, at the Receiving End with War Correspondent Nir Rosen (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Ghaith Abdul Ahad photo Nir Rosen is the rare war reporter (not unlike Anthony Shadid) who covers Iraq and Afghanistan as if there are articulate peop...

Jason Linkins

Former CNN War Correspondent Speaks Out On Alleged War Crime CNN Refused To Air [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

[Please see update, below.] War correspondent Michael Ware worked for CNN from 2006 until April of this year, during which time he became known for...