From Colorado Springs to Baghdad

Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Tom Roeder and photojournalist David Bitton head to Baghdad to report on the 4,000 soliders from the Springs area who are stationed there. The duo will report for the newspaper and will also keep a blog – Iraq Notebook. On reporting from Iraq, the Gazette notes,

The Army doesn’t censor reports from embedded journalists or read their work before it is published, but does ask them to agree to rules, which include not reporting information that could harm U.S. troops or reveal operational plans. link

But it doesn’t take too kindly to unwelcome questions if Tom Van Dyke and Kuni Takahashi at the Chicago Tribune are to be believed.