War and Terror Articles Available as Special Issue On Nieman Web Site

Ludtke, Melissa
June 2005
Nieman Reports;Summer2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p124
This article reports on the war and terrorism experiences of reporters and journalists compiled by Nieman Reports in its Web site. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and into 2004, when the occupation of Iraq was continuing, Nieman Reports asked journalists who were reporting on events connected to terrorism and war to share their experiences with the worldwide audience of leading journalists. By doing this, these reporters and editors, photographers and commentators offered insights and guidance about new arenas of reporting and addressed some of the issues involved in doing so. From stories about reporting in Iraq to articles reflecting on whether journalists should testify about war crimes they might have observed or reported on, these first-hand accounts speak to many important journalistic issues that reporters throughout the world confront today. How reporters deal with the increased government secrecy is explored, alongside the experiences of those trying to report on individuals whose detention and trials fall under more restrictive rules passed in the wake of terrorist attacks. What is provided online at www.nieman.harvard.edu is a Table of Contents to this virtual edition of Nieman Reports. All of these articles appeared as part of regular issues of Nieman Reports, and those issues can be found on the Nieman Foundation Web site in their entirety.


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