January 15, 2008

Tom Ricks gets grilled

Military reporter for the Washington Post Tom E. Ricks gets the quiz treatment from readers today. The former Pulitzer prize winner has reported from Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq and is the author of the 2006 book, FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Here’s a quick dip into […]

January 12, 2008

David Greising on foreign correspondents

David Greising talks about being a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Economic worries and the future of the profession are foremost in his mind. Greising’s piece is one of three taking the temperature of the people who work for the Tribune, “Nobody really knows what the fun-damental economics are going to look like going […]

January 10, 2008

From Persia to politics

Former NBC war reporter Arthur Kent who earned the nickname “Scud Stud” during the 1992 Gulf War is moving into politics. He’ll be running as a Conservative candidate in Calgary, “After 36 years as a reporter, much of it spent as a foreign correspondent witnessing the downside of gridlock and geopolitical conflict and war, I’ve […]

January 9, 2008

Wilson heads to Harvard

Frontline club founder member Simon Wilson is taking a one year break from the BBC and his former desk at the Middle East bureau to head to Harvard. He blogs on the BBC Editors blog about his new life and how the decline of the American newspaper industry looks on the ground, One thing that’s […]

December 30, 2007

147 year old war photography

Some 200 historic black-and-white images from the American civil war are published in the new book, “Historic Photos of Chickamauga Chattanooga” by James A. Hoobler. The book follows “Historic Photos of Gettysburg” and is part of a planned series. “It’s the most traumatic event in American history — the only time we went to war […]

December 4, 2007

Amanpour to America

After eight years,”probably the world’s highest paid reporter” and occasional Frontline Club MC, Christiane Amanpour is to up her British sticks and head over the pond to New York. The Scotsman profiles the CNN stalwart ahead of the move, Her dispatches from Berlin as the wall fell; from Iraq during the first Gulf War; and […]

November 26, 2007

Lola Almudevar killed in car crash

BBC video journalist Lola Almudevar and four others have died and four others have died in a pileup in Bolivia, which took place en route to the city of Sucre in the early hours of Sunday. Eduardo García Gil, a Spanish reporter with Reuters, was also said to have been injured in the accident. link […]

October 18, 2007

Matt Frei veers off road hits desk

After 17 years of on the road reporting, much of it in America, the BBC’s Matt Frei finds himself “anchoring” BBC World News America from behind a desk in Washington. And he seems to like the ride so far, I have to admit I’m rather enjoying all the promotional stuff. I was at Washington’s busy […]

October 8, 2007

Dozier gets the Duhamel

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier received the Helen Duhamel Achievement Award at the Association for Women in Communications National Conference in Orlando last Saturday, Dozier survived a 500-pound car bomb in Iraq last year that killed two CBS colleagues, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, along with a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi translator. […]

October 7, 2007

Gonzalo Guillen exits Colombia

According to the BBC, foreign correspondent Gonzalo Guillen in Colombia has exited the country after receiving numerous death threats since Columbian President President Alvaro Uribe railed against him on October 3rd. [Guillen] has had to flee the country after being criticised by President Alvaro Uribe and receiving death threats. Mr Uribe accused Gonzalo Guillen of […]

September 24, 2007

John Sweeney is stupid

The Venezualan President said it, so it must be true. Following the mauling he gave the Mormons, John Sweeney finds himself on the receiving end in the oil rich home of Hugo Chávez, During his weekly TV program “Aló presidente” of Sunday, September 16, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez lost his cool when a BBC journalist, […]

September 14, 2007

Crystal morning

A few days late on this, linkage from Blogs of war. Emergency services radio and phone calls were taken from publicly released tapes originally recorded on 11 September 2001. The “Melissa” speaking on the phone with an unidentified 911 operator was Melissa C. Doi. The recording of her phone call was originally released during the […]