Media Boot Camp



Mark Mazzetti at Slate on his experience mingling with the military in order to cover the pending war:

Thus begins media boot camp. For seven days, 58 journalists from 31 news organizations are training for war—or, at least as much of the war as the Pentagon will allow us to see. If the Bush administration actually proceeds with a war against Saddam Hussein, the Defense Department is planning to “embed” journalists with military units before they head into Iraq. So for the first time ever, the military is training reporters en masse for the rigors of life in a combat zone. [via Dan Rosenbaum: Over the Edge]