A source tells us that Alissa Rubin has been named the new Baghdad bureau chief of The New York Times.
Ms. Rubin has been with the Times since 2007, and before that worked in Iraq for The Los Angeles Times. In Seth Mnookin’s stirring profile of the Baghdad bureau in the December 2008 Read More
Even though the election and economic crisis have pushed the Iraq war off the front—or even the first dozen—pages of newspapers, the December 2008 issue of Vanity Fair features an article by Seth Mnookin in which he reports on life inside The New York Times‘ Baghdad bureau. The story is not yet online, Read More
John Burns isn't the only one making a big move these days: several New York Times reporters will be shifting around the world in the coming months, according to two internal announcements. Deputy foreign editor Ethan Bronner will become Jerusalem bureau chief, and there are new assignments for several others, including Edward Wong, Steve Read More
When New York Times reporters John F. Burns and James Glanz met at the Four Seasons restaurant in Amman, Jordan, in August, they talked less about bureau protocols, and more about the human costs of war. The following day, Mr. Glanz would head into Baghdad to take the reins from Mr. Burns of a bureau Read More
Edward Wong of The New York Times first reached Baghdad, following a 13-hour drive from Amman, in November 2003, a business reporter on a six-week rotation to cover the reconstruction of Iraq. Since then, Mr. Wong’s byline has appeared more than 350 times with a Baghdad dateline.
Next month, Mr. Wong is due to complete Read More
On the day that American bombs began dropping on Iraq in March 2003, The New York Times’ Dexter Filkins sped his S.U.V. across the Kuwait border, north toward Baghdad. Unembedded and unencumbered, Mr. Filkins became the byline New Yorkers most began looking for: His intelligent, understated reports from battle zones—“dispatches that whisper,” wrote Jack Shafer Read More
The New York Times is in settlement talks with the Newspaper Guild over the case of Susan Sachs, the Times correspondent fired by the the paper this past April, according to a source familiar with the proceedings.
Sachs, a former Baghdad bureau chief, and the Guild had been scheduled to challenge her termination at arbitration Read More
There are narrow-interest memoirs, and then there are very-narrow-interest memoirs. In June, Basic Books plans to release New York Times metro reporter Alan Feuer’s account of his brief career as a war correspondent, Over There: From the Bronx to Baghdad: Two Months in the Life of a Reluctant Reporter.
The two-month figure is misleading; Mr. Read More
BAGHDAD-When New York Times foreign correspondent John F. Burns returned home to England after the fall of Baghdad last year, he nearly collapsed of exhaustion. Diagnosed with an electrical flutter of the heart, he was certain of the cause: the stress of those many months in Iraq, the hounding by the secret police, the accusation Read More