Covering War Coverage


This week on War News Radio, we look closely at media coverage of the war in Iraq. First, Jennesa Calvo-Friedman and Luke Smith bring us voices from the September 24th war protest in Washington, DC.

Brooke Gladstone, managing editor and co-host of NPR’s On the Media comments on why it’s difficult for reporters in Iraq to cover more than just car bombs. Then, Joel Campagna from the Committee to Protect Journalists talks about the dangers faced by local Iraqi reporters.

In a piece from our archives, Max Thompson tells the story of how the Iraqi Media Network boosted its ratings by bending its principles.

Finally, Marty Goldensohn catches up with Mideast scholar and Iraq war blogger Juan Cole in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He finds out what life as a one-man mass medium is like.

These stories, plus the week’s news, from War News Radio.

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