What He Knew: Anthony Shadid saw the deeper story in Iraq

Shadid, Anthony; MCDERMOTT, TERRY
November 2011
Columbia Journalism Review;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p94
The article profiles the foreign correspondent journalist Anthony Shadid, focusing on his experience reporting on the rise of political Islam in Iraq and the climate before the launch of the 2003 Iraq War. The author comments on the impact of the Iraq War on the society of Iraq after the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein, comments by editor Phil Bennett, and a piece written by Shadid in 2009 about an Iraqi father murdering his son for informing the U.S. troops. Topics include Shadid's experience at the Associated Press and the politics and national identity of Iraq and Iraqis since the 2003 invasion.


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