3/19/2005

Iraq and the Media

Two good stories.
The first is a disturbing story from Al-Jazeera from a journalist who witnessed the horrific situation in Fallujah.

The second is an American University School of Journalism study, which concluded that "many media outlets have self-censored their reporting on the conflict in Iraq because of concern about public reaction to graphic images and details about the war. Many journalists said vigorous discussions about what, how and where to publish were conducted, in an attempt to balance fair reporting with audience sensitivities. In addition, journalists used their Internet sites to post material different from what was printed in newspapers or broadcast on TV or radio programs. Nearly one-third of news outlets used their Web sites to disseminate materials online that were not first published or broadcast elsewhere by the organization."

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