Conference Schedule

March 16 - 18, 2004

Conference events are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Archived webcasts of both major events and smaller panel discussions are linked to when available. In some cases, PowerPoint presentations are also online.

Tuesday, March 16

9:00 AM
International Humanitarian Law and War Ethics.
Elisa Munoz, Executive Director, Crimes of War Project and Roy Gutman, Senior Fellow U.S. Institute of Peace. View webcast. | Download PowerPoint.

11:15 AM
Accessing Military Information in Times of War.
Lt. Colonel Richard Long, U.S. Marine Corps, Public Information Director. View webcast.

1:30 PM
Preparing for Reporting from the Battlefield
. Paul Rees, Director, Centurion Risk Assessment. View webcast.

3:45 PM
Post-Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Effects of Covering War
. Moderated by Sophie Beach, Senior Researcher, Committee to Protect Journalists. View webcast.

7:30 PM
Panel: The Los Angeles Times at War in Iraq
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Hall

Chair: Rone Tempest, Senior Correspondent, Los Angeles Times


Bob Drogin, Intelligence Beat Reporter

Marjorie Miller, Foreign Editor

Tracy Wilkinson, Foreign Correspondent

David Zucchino, National Correspondent

View webcast.

Wednesday, March 17

9-9:15 AM
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Orville Schell, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

Eric Stover, Director, the Human Rights Center; Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

9:30-11:30 AM
Panel: War Reporting
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Chair: Eric Stover, Director, Human Rights Center; Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

This panel will examine the evolution of war reporting throughout history. Speakers will discuss the relationship between the media and the military as it has unfolded in modern war, as well as the coverage of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts and occupation.


Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; author of "Mexifornia, Ripples of Battle and Between War and Peace"

Phillip Knightley, author of "The First Casualty - From the Crimea to the Falklands: the War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker"

Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and author of "Nicaragua and Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History"

Susan Moeller, Assistant Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; author of "Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat"

View webcast

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Keynote Address
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, former Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Iraq.

Introduction by Sandy Tolan, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Journalism.

View webcast

1:15-3:15 PM
Panel: War, Patriotism and the Independence of the Press
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

In times of war, patriotism looms large as the driving force that directs attitudes towards the conflict. As the guardians of truth and open debate, the media is pressured on all sides to assure that what it reports is accurate but does not undermine morale. This panel addresses the force of wartime patriotism in the United States and the “double bind” that embedded reporters faced.

Chair: Harvey Weinstein, Associate Director, Human Rights Center; Clinical Professor, School of Public Health


Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University

Frank Ochberg, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, and Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Michigan State University; Chair Emeritus, Executive Committee, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Robert O. Sinclair, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps; National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Barbie Zelizer, Professor, Annenberg School of Communication and University of Pennsylvania, co-author of "Journalism After September 11"

David Zucchino, National Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

View Webcast

3:15-3:30 PM
Coffee Break
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

3:30 - 5:30 PM
Panel: Is the U.S. Media Serving the American Public?
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Historically, wartime always brings pressure on everyone, journalists included, to support the troops and back the national war aims. Did – and do – U.S. reporters in Iraq succumb to those pressures? Do they reflect primarily the outlook and priorities of the American military and occupation authorities? Or have they been adequately skeptical and critical of all centers of power in Iraq: the old regime, the new, the principal factions?

Chair: Adam Hochschild, writer and author of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa"


Tom Englehardt, author of "The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation," and Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism

Rick Long, lieutenant colonel and public information officer, U.S. Marine Corps

Michael Massing, writer, New York Review of Books

Jonathan Schell, Visiting Professor, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, author of "The Gift of Time and The Unconquerable World"

Jacqueline Sharkey, Journalism Department Head, Soldwedel Professor of Journalism, University of Arizona; author of "Under Fire"

View Webcast

7:30 PM
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Truth and Its Consequences
Zellerbach Hall
(*ticket required)

Christiane Amanpour, CNN, in conversation with Hans Blix, former United Nations chief weapons inspector in Iraq.

Introductions by Orville Schell, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism.

View Webcast.

Thursday March 18

8:30-10:00 AM
Panel: World View: Europe and Asia
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Seldom in recent history has overseas reporting been more at odds with that of the U.S. press. Senior foreign correspondents and editors from Europe and Asia discuss the reasons behind the often starkly different perspectives in covering Iraq.

Chair: Rone Tempest, Senior Correspondent, Los Angeles Times


Nayan Chanda, Editor of YaleGlobal Online, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; former Deputy Editor & Editor at Large, Far Eastern Economic Review

Patrice Claude, Correspondent, Le Monde

Frederico Rampini, West Coast and Pacific Rim Correspondent, La Republica

Richard Sambrook, Director, BBC News

View Webcast

10:00-10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

10:15 AM– 11:45 AM
Panel: World View: The Middle East
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Coverage of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the war on the ground, the post-war occupation, and the geopolitics of empire were often dramatically different outside the U.S. This panel considers divergent views from the Arab world and Israel.

Chair: Sandy Tolan, Correspondent, National Public Radio; Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Journalism


Maher Abdallah Ahmad, Correspondent, Al Jazeera

Lamis Andoni, Freelance Journalist, who has published in Jordan Times, Al-Ahram, and Al-Hayat; Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism

Zvi Barel, reporter, Haaretz

Hani Shukrallah, Managing Editor, Al Ahram Weekly

View Webcast

12:00 - 1:15 PM
Lunch Keynote Discussion
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Michael Massing, writer, New York Review of Books

Mark Danner, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley and Staff Writer, The New Yorker

View Webcast

1:30 - 3:30 PM
Panel : Broadcast News and the Business of War
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

Most people throughout the world get most of their news and information about global affairs through broadcast. How well have American broadcasters done in being balanced, informative and comprehensive in their coverage? What have the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. broadcast coverage been?

Chair: Orville Schell, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism


Deborah Amos, NPR & ABC Nightline

Mike Cerre, Correspondent, ABC Nightline

Teya Ryan, former Executive Vice President & General Manager, CNN/US

Martin Smith, Producer/Reporter, PBS/Frontline; producer of "Truth, War & Consequences" and "Beyond Baghdad"

View Webcast

3:30- 3:45 PM
Coffee Break
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

3:45 - 5:45 PM
Panel: Reporting on the Occupation
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall

What are the special challenges for reporters covering the occupation in Iraq, especially given the insurgents’ clear goal of influencing the American public and its leaders via the American press? How can correspondents fairly report a war that consists of small operations intended to be spectacular, thus generating press coverage that could weaken the determination of Americans to stay the course?

Chair: Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Correspondent, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer


Robert Collier, Correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle

Mark Danner, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, and Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Theola Labbé, Correspondent, The Washington Post

Hania Mufti, Senior Middle East Researcher, Human Rights Watch, now based in Baghdad

Ed Wong, Correspondent, New York Times

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7:30 PM
Did We Get it Right? The Media at War in Iraq
Zellerbach Hall (*ticket required)

Introductions by:

Phil Bronstein, Editor and Executive Vice President, San Francisco Chronicle

Eric Stover, Director, Human Rights Center

Chair: Loren Jenkins, Senior Foreign Editor, National Public Radio


Maher Abdallah Ahmad, Correspondent, Al Jazeera

John Burns, Baghdad Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Lindsey Hilsum, Diplomatic Correspondent, ITN Channel 4 News

Robert Scheer, Syndicated Columnist, Los Angeles Times

Leroy Sievers, Executive Producer, ABC Nightline

View webcast.

Friday, March 19

8:30 AM Confronting Government Secrecy to Report on National Security. Secrets. Scott Armstrong, Executive Director, Information Trust

View Webcast

9:40 AM
Reporting on the National Guard and Reservist Call-Up.
Moderated by Jim Crawley, Military Affairs Reporter, San Diego Tribune.

Download PowerPoint | View Webcast

11:15 AM
Arc of Crisis: Can Journalists Affect the Course of War?
Moderated by Bill Drummond, Professor UC Berekely Graduate School of Journalism and Jane Ellen Stevens, Lecturer, UC Berekely Graduate School of Journalism

With: Philip Albers, Project Manger, Small Arms Survey, Geneva Switzerland. Phillip a. Schrodt, Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas, Anita Sharma, Director of the Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Phillip Knightley, Journalist and author of "The First Casualty - From the Crimea to the Falklands, the War Correspndent as Hero" and "Propagandist and Myth Maker."

Download PowerPoint of Phillip Schrodt presentation. | View Webcast


Ticket Information

* Indicates a ticketed event at Zellerbach Hall. Tickets must be purchased through Cal Performances:


General admission is $10/person; free for U.C. Berkeley students.

All other conference events are free of charge and open to the public.


Graduate School of Journalism
Human Rights Center
Office of the Chancellor
University of California, Berkeley


The Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Training
The Commonwealth Club
San Francisco Chronicle
The World Affairs Council

With Support from

Office of the Chancellor
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Open Society Institute
Barbro Osher, Consul General of Sweden
The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation
Guy Saperstein
Steve Silberstein