"How we performed": Embedded journalists' attitudes and perceptions towards covering the Iraq war

Shahira Fahmy, Thomas J. Johnson

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A survey of embedded journalists suggests an overall positive perception of embedded reporting. While most embeds agreed their reports provided a narrow slice of the conflict, they still had a positive view of their work. Respondents also noted their stories differed from the stories of non-embedded journalists and perceived both types of reporting as invaluable. Further, embeds' attitudes towards the war, age, professional experience, and online reporting were correlated with perceived performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-317
Number of pages17
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


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