From Broadway to Baghdad
Campbell Robertson, New York Times Broadway gossip columnist, is heading to Iraq – “once the Tony’s are over” – for the United States leading broadsheet. Explaining the decision James Glanz, Baghdad Bureau Chief, says the paper could do with some fresh ideas,
â€œLook, heâ€™s an untraditional war correspondent the way a lot of us are,â€ said Mr. Glanz, who was a science writer before leaving for Baghdad four years ago. â€œHeâ€™s coming from a different background and point of view from everyone else there. And right now, we can use some fresh ideas and perspectives.â€ link
The New York Observer says Robertson will start working in Baghdad from the beginning of July
when panto season starts when “the story is falling from the front page”.