by Amy Bowers
for the Digital Journalist
once said they preferred radio over television because the pictures
were better." This month's DISPATCH from BBC correspondent Peter
Greste pictures his journey on horseback over the Anjaman Pass to
Kabul, where he arrived as it fell to the Northern Alliance. A short
time later, his colleagues were killed. "The murders affected me
deeply. I was very close to one of the four -- Italian journalist Maria
Gerald Herbert of the Washington Times continues the story from Jalalabad,
where he was part of the convoy. "We were on that road heading
into the same ambush, just further behind."
Ruth Fremson, staff photographer for the New York Times, updates us
with email from Spin Boldak, where the Taliban patrolled hundreds of
"wall-gawkers" catching the best show in town, the foreign
press. "In the morning, coming out of our tents into the cold air,
rubbing the sleep from our eyes, there they would be: wrapped in wool
blankets to ward off the chill, but staring, staring, staring."
And from New York we received two dispatches from news photographer
Ricky Flores, who covered the crash of Flight 587 in Rockaway and followed
the story to the Dominican Republic. "I guess the most disturbing
feeling," he noted, "was how routine everything was. The strange
sense of normalcy."
From a universe where sleep and uplink time are precious, we received
these generous dispatches.
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