Why News of Iraq Didn’t Surge
In the history of the Iraq conflict, May 24, 2007 may not go down as a red letter date; but it marked a turning point in media coverage of the third-longest war in U.S. history.
Iraq Portrait: How the Press Has Covered Events on the Ground
Through the first 10 months of 2007, the news media’s picture of Iraq was painted mostly in bleak colors. But reports about daily attacks declined in late summer and fall, as did the amount of coverage from Iraq overall.
Journalists in Iraq: A Survey of Reporters on the Front Lines
Journalists covering Iraq — mostly veteran war correspondents — give their reporting a generally positive assessment but describe conditions there as the most perilous they have ever encountered.
Missing in Action: News Coverage of Private Contract Forces in Iraq
Extensive reliance in the Iraq conflict on military forces hired by private firms is a significant new element in 21St Century warfare. But what does the American public know about this phenomenon?
How 9-11 Changed the News
Coverage of foreign affairs and terrorism soars; domestic issues languish and soft news holds firm.