Thursday, May 1st


War With Iraq

Moderated by BOB CALO, Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Former Producer, NBC’s “Dateline”

MIKE CERRE, Freelance Correspondent, ABC News

PHIL BRONSTEIN, Editor and Executive Vice President, SF Chronicle

TED GLASSER, Professor & Director of the Graduate Program in Journalism, Stanford University

LARRY WARNER, Freelance Cameraman, “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes,” CBS News

The Pentagon’s decision to allow journalists to accompany military units in Iraq has produced a new standard of openness and immediacy for war coverage. In Iraq, journalists literally see the war from the same point of view as the army that feeds them both information and rations. Join Mike Cerre of ABC news, Phil Bronstein of the SF Chronicle and Robert Calo of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, as they discuss embedding and the challenges of conveying unbiased, accurate information in wartime.

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