You Stake Your Reputation on Your Research

Good research is the single most important thing that a reporter can do to get a great story. It encompasses everything from Internet-based research of primary sources, to being on the scene, to interviews, to making inquiring phone calls, to deciphering data, to attending an event, to reading what other media have already covered on … More You Stake Your Reputation on Your Research

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”

Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

Dexter Filkins is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and author of the new book, “The Forever War”. I caught up with him in December just days before he left to report from Afghanistan for nearly six weeks. Filkins returned to Afghanistan and Pakistan recently where he has been reporting for The New … More Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Genevieve Long for Quill Magazine When journalists watched American bombers strike Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11, Iraq wasn’t part of the story. But the Middle East can be like a kaleidoscope: a slight shift and the whole picture changes. Seven years later, both Iraq and Afghanistan remain difficult, dangerous places for … More The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan

Taking a Break From War With a Game Anything but Gentle

Dexter Filkins continues to report from Afghanistan… FULL ARTICLE HERE PUSHTESURKH, Afghanistan — Not every sport can boast referees who cradle assault rifles, or winners who eat the animal carcasses they have spent the afternoon fighting over. But as the buzkashi match unfolded on a valley floor here north of Kabul, the vectors of politics … More Taking a Break From War With a Game Anything but Gentle

Local Author Explores Prospects for Peace in Iraq

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE NEW YORK—A longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and recent book author will make the final stop on his book tour here on Monday. Dexter Filkins is the author of the new book about war in Iraq and Afghanistan, “The Forever War”. Filkins and fellow author Robin Wright drew a … More Local Author Explores Prospects for Peace in Iraq