Resources: Reporting the War On Terror
This is a human security project to establish an independent and comprehensive public database of media-reported civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military action by the USA and its allies. This database includes up to 7,299 deaths which resulted from coalition military action during the "major-combat" phase prior to May 1st 2003. In the current occupation phase the database includes all deaths which the Occupying Authority has a binding responsibility to prevent under the Geneva Conventions and Hague Regulations. This includes civilian deaths resulting from the breakdown in law and order, and deaths due to inadequate health care or sanitation.
A briefing paper from the Australian Parliamentary Library on embedded journalists
Press performance in the second Gulf War became a major story itself, as evidenced by the number of articles on the media. As the Pentagon moved to allow reporters the chance to go along side military units, the press promised the most close, immediate coverage of any war to date. The results ranged from to telling to tragedy. Here are links to over 500 stories on the media that the Project for Excellence in Journalism collected through the conflict.
Articles from FAIR, the US national media watch and media activism group.
Since 2001, Reporting the World has brought senior professional journalists together with experts and analysts from universities and NGOs, for discussions about reporting conflict. Lots of resources including a good section on Peace Journalism
The alternative news site Alternet collects varried views on the War on Iraq
Jessica Lynch: Media Myth-Making in the Iraq War
Project for Excellence in Journalism examines how the Lynch saga grew and changed in the media over time.
Embedded Reporters: What Are Americans Getting?
A Project for Excellence in Journalism analysis of embedded coverage found it was largely anecdotal, combat-focused and live and unedited.
Danny Schechter's site contains his ongoign analysis of the war in Iraq and the war on terror plus a range of other media issues. Also check out the site of his film Weapons of Mass Deception