Citizen journalist killed in Iraq

{ Those of us that were in the room during the ‘Video’ session at the Networked Journalism conference in October remember witnessing Brian Conley of Alive in Baghdad basically make a plea to anyone from the numerous large, profitable news organizations at the conference to help out the cause of citizen journalism in Iraq with […]

Hey Iraq, mind if we write your newspapers for you? Thanks, Uncle Sam.

Today’s LA Times reports that “the U.S. military is secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish stories written by American troops in an effort to burnish the image of the U.S. mission in Iraq.” Oh. Okay. So we talk and talk and talk about all the democracy we’re giving the Iraqis, but in the meantime, the […]