Teaching Examples

Inside Iraq: Journalists are blogging
January 16, 2007, 4:58 pm
Filed under: blogging, blogs, Iraq, journalism

I can’t be sure this is legitimate, but it seems to be. It’s fascinating to read — from McClatchy’s Baghdad Bureau. Posts from Iraqi journalists who are living and working inside the mess Iraq has become. I was riveted.

Living in Iraq, working as journalist, not in Iraqi media, but American one, going back and forth to work puts me in great danger because I live in an area fully controlled by the Mahdi army that you have to take different roads each time trying not to draw attention, pretend you don’t speak English, with spreading several rumors that you are working two jobs to justify you coming late to your neighborhood. (posted by Zaineb)

(Via Adrian Monck.)

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Real reporting, by students, via audio
December 15, 2006, 12:34 am
Filed under: audio, Iraq, journalism, online, podcasting

Students at Swarthmore College are using Skype, a Web site and MP3 audio to provide original journalism about Iraq. Interesting journalism. Journalism with some depth to it. Their Web site is called War News Radio. Apparently NPR covered the story a year ago — must have been a day I didn’t listen.

I found War News Radio because Juan Antonio Giner loves — just LOVES — IraqSlogger. I’m not sure what I think about a one-issue news site, but in this case, it’s a hugely important issue, so it seems worthwhile. Giner has a lot to say about it.

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