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Great Iraq Conflict Coverage Gallery
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bulletCyberJournalist.net WarBlog
bulletTips for doing great work: Conflict coverage resources
bullet Americans look to Web for Iraq news

This page includes:

bulletWeblogs and Diaries from Embedded Journalists
bulletOther Iraq-Related Weblogs
bulletMultimedia
bulletInteractive stories
bulletSpecial Packages and other work
bulletNews sites' complete coverage pages

Weblogs and Diaries from Embedded Journalists

bulletBBC Reporters' Log: At war in Iraq: A great, frequently updated group Weblog from BBC's correspondents in the Gulf.
bullet St. Petersburg Times Online Journal: Times staff photographer John Pendygraft is attached to the HMM 365 Marine Helicopter Squad on missions in and around Kuwait and Iraq and has been filing powerful photos and words to a Weblog using a high-speed satellite phone for voice, e-mailand photo transmission.
bullet PilotOnline.com - Dispatches from the Middle East: Dennis O'Brien of The Virginian-Pilot reports and shoots photos while embedded with Marines in Kuwait; Matt Dolan, with photographer Chris Tyree, reports from the Truman group.
bullet Seattle Post-Intelligencer -- Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter M.L. Lyke and photographer Grant M. Haller are among a group of journalists embedded with U.S. forces on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and Lyke is writing a continuous Weblog for seattlepi.com about her experiences, called Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
bullet CNN.com On The Scene: An interactive map showing where CNN correspondents and anchors are stationed around the Middle East; clicking on them calls up their latest video and audio reports.
bullet PBS Online NewsHour Dispatches from Qatar: NewsHour producer Gregg Ramshaw, on assignment to cover the military buildup in the Gulf, reports on finally clearing Customs and the scene at the media center in Doha, Qatar.
bulletNBC's Dispatches from the Front: Video and Web-exclusive stories from NBC News correspondents in the Gulf.
bullet MTV: Gideon's Journeys In Kuwait: MTV's Gideon Yago has been filing daily journals to MTV.com about life as an embed in Kuwait -- written in a much more casual style than most war reports. He's also taking pictures and publishing "photo diaries."
bulletCNN's Kevin Sites Blog: CNN Correspondent Kevin Sites has been filing regular updates -- including photos and audio -- to a blog on his personal site, KevinSites.net.  Much more casual -- more like a non-journalist blog -- than blogs on news sites. He's also recently added archived excerpts from his war diaries from time spent covering previous conflicts in Chiapas, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
bullet TelevisionWeek War Journals: TelevisionWeek is asking embedded journalists at the front to share what it is like to be there, how they live, how they interact with the military and local citizens and how they are surviving. Includes several fascinating reports and more are continuing to be added.
bullet Christian Science Monitor: Assignment: Kuwait: Christian Science Monitor Online Producer Ben Arnoldy is embedded with a military unit in the Gulf and has been answering questions online that readers e-mail in, in addition to sending daily updates. Check out the questions readers are asking and see how they differ from most of the stories being written about the war.
bullet Jerusalem Post: Audio reports from the field: Correspondent Janine Zacharia files compelling audio reports from aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the eastern Mediterranean for the newspaper's Web site: USS Roosevelt Is Ready; Bombing Practice Under Way; Watching and Waiting.
bullet Washingtonpost.com's Leiby on Embedded Troops: The Washington Post's Richard Leiby spoke to washingtonpost.com's Suzette McLone via satellite phone from Kuwait City and the site posted the video online.
bullet WABC-TV NY At Camp Commando: WABC-TV's N.J. Burkett is filing Reporters' Notebooks and slide shows to 7Online.com on life at Camp Commando in Kuwait.
bullet ABC11 - With Our Troops: ABC 11 reporter Keith Garvin is in Kuwait and will be with a combat unit First Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Lejeune. In addition to on-air reports, Keith is writing this web-only diary.  Also includes slide shows and archived versions of his on-air video reports.
bullet Belo Dispatches: Dozens of dispatches from Belo Interactive reporters embedded in the Gulf and covering the conflict with Iraq.
bullet StarTribune.com - Multimedia: Audio, video and photo reports from Minneapolis Star Tribune reporters in the Gulf.
bullet NewsChannel 5 - Dana Kaye's Journal: Reporter Dana Kaye and Photojournalist Mark Martin are filing regular written and video reports, and Kaye is also filing journal entries about life in Kuwait with the 101st Airborne troops.
bulletNews & Observer: Bridge to the Front: Jay Price and Chuck Liddy file written and video reports to the Web on life with the soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division in Kuwait.
bullet TheSanDiegoChannel.com: 10News reporter and military expert Bob Lawrence and photojournalist Richard Klein are in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and filing daily diary dispatches to the Web site.
bullet Poynter.org - Crittenden's Notebook: Boston Herald reporter Jules Crittenden is embedded with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division and filed these reports on life as an embedded journalist.

Other Iraq-related Weblogs

bullet Knight Ridder War Watch: War Watch is a Weblog of news and commentary related to the war with Iraq, edited by SiliconValley.com editors John Murrell and John Paczkowski. What's particularly interesting about this Weblog is that Knight Ridder is running it on many of its local news sites (such as philly.com and miami.com) thanks to its network-wide publishing system.
bullet HamptonRoads.com -- Journal: Marijo, Navy Spouse: Weblog of a woman who's husband is on a ship in the Gulf. The site plans more family Weblogs.
bulletMSNBC.com's Army Family Journal: A part-multimedia, part-text Weblog by the wife of a soldier sent to Kuwait, it offers a very different perspective on the war.
bulletWBUR.org: Iraq Update Weblog: What's particularly of note about this Weblog is that it includes audio reports from NPR.
bulletMSNBC.com: World Reax: Compiled from reports from NBC News and MSNBC.com correspondents overseas.
bullet Poynter.org - Homefront: Local coverage of war-related news, including impact on lives back home, anti-war initiatives, and various military angles.
bullet Poynter.org Coverage Diary: Notes from journalists covering various dimensions of the Iraq conflict, especially focused on journalistic questions, challenges, and lessons learned.
bullet Poynter.org Dispatches: Links to coverage of the Iraq conflict by journalists reporting from overseas.
bullet Slate: Bloghdad: William Saletan is watching the war.
bulletDefense Tech: Blog on technology and national security by freelancer Noah Shachtman.
bullet The Seattle Times - Battle Lines
bullet NJ.com: War in Iraq
bullet The Guardian: Weblog special: Iraq
bullet MSNBC.com: Weblogs of War
bullet Ventura County Star War Blog
bullet Spokesman-Review
bullet USA Today Iraq War Weblog

Multimedia

bullet Shooting video for the Web in Iraq: Travis Fox, a video journalist for WashingtonPost.com, has filed great footage of coalition troops in Umm Qasr, Iraq, building a prisoner of war camp. For most of his stories, Fox uses a Sony PD150, a roughly $7,000, 12-pound digital video camera with a five-hour battery. The gear is less than half the weight and one-tenth the cost of equipment used by crews for large networks. (If you're interested in how washingtonpost.com does such great multimedia work online continually, read CyberJournalist.net's Q&A with Tom Kennedy, who oversees the operations.)
bullet NYTimes: Weapons of Fear: Judith Miller narrates a nice audio slide show looking at weapons of mass destruction.
bullet St. Petersburg Times Online Photo Journal: Times staff photographer John Pendygraft is attached to the HMM 365 Marine Helicopter Squad on missions in and around Kuwait and Iraq and has been filing powerful photos and words to a Weblog using a high-speed satellite phone for voice, e-mailand photo transmission.
bullet NYTimes.com Audio: On the Kuwait-Iraq Border: The Times's Dexter Filkins describes the scene from a position in northern Kuwait along the Iraqi border.
bullet StarTribune.com MultiMedia Reports: Multimedia from Star Tribune correspondents in the Mideast. Star Tribune newspaper photographer Mike Zerby is filing video from the Marine camp where he is embedded in Kuwait (for the moment): Among them are videos of troops getting their final briefing and taking their oath.
bulletReuters Raw Iraq Video: Reuters has launched a free streaming video feed online that shows raw war-related footage such as government briefings and footage from on the ground in Iraq -- including battlefield images. The service is free, although Reuters plans to charge for it eventually. 
bullet Jerusalem Post: Audio reports from the field: Correspondent Janine Zacharia files compelling audio reports from aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the eastern Mediterranean for the newspaper's Web site: USS Roosevelt Is Ready; Bombing Practice Under Way; Watching and Waiting.
bullet Washingtonpost.com's Leiby on Embedded Troops: The Washington Post's Richard Leiby spoke to washingtonpost.com's Suzette McLone via satellite phone from Kuwait City and the site posted the video online.
bullet NYTimes.com's Iraq Journal: A Land of Open Secrets: John F. Burns and Tyler Hicks of The Times explore an Iraq seldom seen by outsiders. First in a series.
bullet CBC: 3 Exiles: This Flash presentation combines audio, video, text and still pictures to tell the story of three Iraqi exiles living in Canada. All went through the 1991 Gulf War, fled the country and now fear for what is going to happen.
bullet Washingtonpost.com Auto-Launching Iraq Video: Go to washingtonpost.com's Iraq coverage section and a video clip of the latest headlines greats you immediately. "Welcome to Confronting Iraq, washingtonpost.com's home for breaking news and analysis." Jessica Doyle then runs through the top stories of the day and on the site. A great way to bring video to users. Watch for more sites to start doing this.
bullet StarTribune.com - Multimedia: Audio, video and photo reports from Minneapolis Star Tribune reporters in the Gulf.
bullet Knight Ridder: Iraq Photo Spotlight: Wide range of photo essays on everything from chemical attack training to Iraqi weapons markets.
bullet MSNBC.com: The BigPicture: Powerful multimedia package using video and live votes to cover the "Big Picture" of the conflict.
bullet MSNBC.com: Urban Combat: A movie-like Flash presentation heavy on video about the risks of urban combat that U.S. forces may face in Baghdad, narrated by MSNBC’s Lester Holt.
bullet USA Today: Waiting for War: A great Flash interactive, built into the site's main Iraq coverage page as the centerpiece, that includes an audio slide show, a look at world reaction to the conflict, details on Saddam's inner circle, and more.
bullet BBC: Reader Photos from War Protests: Millions of people marched worldwide in protest against a possible war against Iraq -- and hundreds sent in photos to the BBC. Great way to involve readers in the story. Here are the slide shows BBC Online published with those photos.

Interactive Graphics & Stories

bulletUrban Warfare animation: Now that the fight has moved to Baghdad, sites are rolling out their interactive elements exploring the risky nature of urban combat. CNN.com posted a clickable graphic and paired it with a neat, though unnarrated, animation of what street fighting might be like. MSNBC.com updated a 4-minute-long documentary-style multimedia package on the dangers and challenges of urban warfare. Newsweek repurposed this impressive magazine graphic and added audio. The BBC took explanatory approach, creating a Flash package looking at what's involved in attacking a city and defending a house, plus includes a history of urban warfare.
bullet WP Troop Tracker: Deep interactive that tracks day-by-day action and adds history, antiwar info, and photos via other tabs.
bullet USA Today Chronicling Iraqi Freedom: Flash graphic showing day-to-day action.
bullet Guardian War Tracker: Comprehensive, easy-to-understand Flash graphic showing all the war action, and continually updated.
bullet MSNBC Latest Action: Interactive map showing war action day-by-day.
bullet Newsweek - Exploring Iraq: Newsweek.com has built a neat interactive map of Baghdad, showing the top targets on a satellite map you can zoom in and out on and scroll around.
bullet Guardian: Battle for Basra: Detailed flash animation of the battle for this key city, published before the attack and well before others had such detail.
bulletThe Jutland-Post - 3D Iraq Map: The Jutland-Post  (Jyllands-Posten) has an interesting 3D-map of Iraq with main a few basic things like oil-fields, cities and military forces.
bullet Tribune - Attack scenarios: Quicktime movie from the Chicago Tribune illustrating how an attack might develop.
bullet CBC: An Illustrated View:  What Canada’s editorial cartoonists have to say about the conflict with Iraq.
bullet Associated Press: Weapons Systems
A look at U.S. weapons systems. Good use of animation to show how they work.
bullet AP: U.S. Reserves State-by-State Breakdown: The Associated Press has put together a nice interactive showing how many reservists have been called into action from each state.
bullet BBC News: Iraq navigator: Very well-done Interactive map that let's users zoom in and out and learn more about suspected weapons sites, presidential palaces, Baghdad, oilfields and other places of interest.
bullet BBC News: Iraq: Key maps: An interactive map looking at all the troops in the Gulf region and their role in the conflict. The map format enables a reader to get a good feel for how forces are spread out around Iraq.
bullet CNN.com U.S. Military deployments: Comprehensive map of U.S. troop deployments in the Gulf, by state.
bullet CNN.com: Chemical and Biological weapons: Interactive looking at the weapons Iraq has used in the past and is believed to still have.
bullet CNN.com: Iraq's Military: Summary of Iraq's military power and intelligence.
bullet MSNBC interactive: Target Iraq: Roll over the icons on the map for an expert's view of the sites linked with Iraq's leadership infrastructure, including satellite photos.
bullet Newsweek Interactive: The Future of War: Interactive presentation about military weapons of the future, with 3D images and narration from experts.
bullet The New York Times: Troops in the Gulf Region: An interactive map that let's users zoom in to learn where Iraq's forces are believed to be.

Special packages and other work

bulletAOL's personalized war coverage: It’s a shame AOL content is only accessible to AOL members, because the company is doing some interesting things with its war coverage. AOL members are uploading photos of and letters from soldiers abroad. And last week AOL News launched a neat customized feature, "U.S. Forces Alerts," which enable AOL members to receive war news alerts whenever particular military units they care about are covered in the news. Continue reading "AOL's personalized war coverage"...
bullet CNN War Tracker: Packed with the latest information about battles, airstrikes, casualties and even a chart of Iraqi surrenders.
bullet CNN.com Weapons: Impressive catolog of details on U.S. arms arsenal.
bullet War in Iraq - Online Homepage Gallery: At 10:15 p.m. EST Thursday, President Bush announced that the United States and its allies had launched a campaign to liberate Iraq. Poynter Online has collected screenshots of news websites over the 45 minutes that followed.
bullet NYTimes.com Forum: NYTimes.com readers from around the world discussed the news as it broke in the Nation at War forum. One NYTimes.com reader cried "Not in my name" while another called the beginning of the war in Iraq "a step in human rights."
bullet PilotOnline: Messages for Deployed Troops: Being in a Navy town, The Virginia-Pilot's coverage online is heavy with involvement of the families of deployed sailors, including a fantastic "guestbook" of hundreds of messages to troops from family members.
bullet USA Today: Waiting for War: A great Flash interactive, built into the site's main Iraq coverage page as the centerpiece, that includes an audio slide show, a look at world reaction to the conflict, details on Saddam's inner circle, and more.
bullet Scholastic: America Prepares for War: Don't forget about news for kids. This special report on the Iraq conflict site has been up since August. Packed with military news and information aimed at kids, plus information for teachers on how to deal with war in the classroom.
bullet CNN: Iraq Tracker: A one-page summary of the lastest news each day, with links to more complete coverage.
bullet NYTimes.com: Dispatches: A weekly column written expressly for nytimes.com by Michael R. Gordon, The Times's chief military correspondent.
bullet BBC News: Military Fact Files: Details about U.S., UK and Iraq  military forces. Very well designed -- tons of information, but it's easy to navigate from one "fact file" to another.
bullet MSNBC: Oil: The other Iraq war: Special project exploring how energy factors into the Iraq conflict.

News sites' complete coverage pages
ABC | BBC | CBC | CBS | CNN | Fox | MSNBC | NPR | Reuters |
Knight Ridder  | NY Times | Washington Post | USA Today | E&P |
PilotOnline | YahooChicago Tribune | AlterNet

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