Monthly Archives: October 2010

Muslims preserve Jewish shrine in Iraq

Here’s a great 3 minute video from the New York Times about a Jewish shrine in Iraq that is preserved and worshipped in by Muslims.  They hope to restore it in order for Jewish pilgrims to visit the crumbling site, … Continue reading

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Images from Iraq

Along with its series containing leaked information about the Iraq war, the New York Times published these two slideshows–one depicting civilian deaths and one illustrating detainee abuse by Iraqis (and overlooked by Americans.) If we saw these pictures of war … Continue reading

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Examples of empathetic journalism

This post is about the importance of “empathetic journalism.”  This past summer, I spent a considerable amount of time writing about this topic, but I was never happy with anything I’d written.  During the past few weeks and months, however, … Continue reading

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