Thursday, March 08, 2012
New York Times reporter Nada Bakri talks about her late husband, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid, who died last month in Syria. She discusses his life and career as a foreign journalist and the challenge of reporting on a rapidly changing Middle East. Shadid’s new memoir,House of Stone , tells the story of his year away from reporting, when he started rebuilding his great-grandfather’s house in Lebanese countryside. We’ll also be joined by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, National Editor at the Washington Post, who worked with Shadid, covering Iraq.
Friday, February 17, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
The recent death of a New York Times correspondent is a reminder of the risks journalists take to get the story. By one count, 46 journalists were killed last year as a direct result of their work - many in the Middle East.