Saturday, January 29, 2005

Nothing Important Ever Happens There Anyway

AMERICAN JOURNALISM REVIEW - Only two news organizations have full-time reporters in Afghanistan. They're the Washington Post and Newsweek. The New York Times uses a stringer, although a full-time one. "Other major newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, rely on stringers in Afghanistan and correspondents based in New Delhi, India, to cover the region, a stark contrast to the hundreds of reporters pouring into Iraq since the war began," writes Kim Hart. "Television networks have nearly disappeared."

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