Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

By Genevieve Belmaker for Poynter Journalists are often warned about the perils of getting emotionally involved with stories and subjects, but when reporting on a tragedy there’s always room to act as a human being first and a reporter second. Reporting on the pain of the small college town of Blacksburg, Va., after the horrific … More Compassion goes a long way when reporting on tragedies like Boston & Newtown

Voices from the War on Terror

See more from my Foreign Policy Association blog about Media and Foreign Policy here PEN American Center will host what promises to be an engaging, eye-opening, and interesting event (regardless of one’s political ideology) about the U.S.’s so-called war on terror. Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror” will include Matthew … More Voices from the War on Terror

Top Photojournalists Gather at Brooklyn Gallery

by Genevieve Long for The Epoch Times See Tim Hetherington in NYC on Dec. 8, 2009, click here for more details NEW YORK—Close on the heels of the New York Photo Festival, VII photography agency hosted two provocative events at their studio in Brooklyn. Both events featured discussions with photojournalists and documentary photographers on the … More Top Photojournalists Gather at Brooklyn Gallery

Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”

Read an excerpt from a recent interview with Dexter Filkins here by Genevieve Long If you read only one book about Iraq and Afghanistan this year, make it “The Forever War”, by New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins. It is full of insightful, lyrical vignettes about the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, … More Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”