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Bearing Witness to the Impact of Wartime Digital Photography

Among those in attendance Wednesday night for a book event at the Brooklyn Brewery, an establishment owned and operated by former AP war correspondent Steve Hindy, was Abraham Moussako. Today, via the Columbia Journalism Review, he offers a good summary of the conversation that took place about covering the Iraq War.

Joining Hindy was Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Michael Kamber and two Pulitzer winners featured in his new book Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from IraqTodd Heisler (New York Times, Rocky Mountain News) and Carolyn Cole (LA Times). Moussako lists the pertinent takeaways, including this truism likely taken for granted by many readers today:

Unlike wars in the past, when photographers were sometimes long gone from the front-line by the time the photos appeared in print, soldiers and their commanders were able to react to photos taken in the morning by that very afternoon. Oftentimes they would criticize the pictures. In some cases, they even used them to target insurgents.

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LA Times a Runner-Up in Three Pulitzer Categories

It’s a remarkable achievement for any journalist or newspaper organization to be named a Pulitzer Prize finalist. So congratulations are in order to the LA Times, despite the fact that the newspaper has just come up short in three separate 2011-year categories.

In Breaking News Photography, Carolyn Cole and Brian van der Brug lost out to the AFP’s Massoud Hassaini. His coverage of a suicide bombing in Kabul topped their chronicling of Japanese natural disasters. Meanwhile, in the realm of Feature Photography, Francine Orr’s look at autism lost out to Craig F. Walker’s look for the Denver Post at a discharged Iraq War veteran struggling with PST.

In the Commentary bracket, city columnist Steve Lopez’s touching reports about his dad’s dwindling health were a runner-up to Mary Schmich, who covers the Windy City in a similar capacity for sister newspaper the Chicago Tribune.

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HuffPo Contributor Assails LA Times Architecture Critic

Tempest in a 9/11 teapot? LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne definitely seems to think so.

Over the weekend, Huffington Post contributor and Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum took issue with the way Hawthorne described New York City’s Ground Zero memorial in an August 12 review. He argued that the mention in the fourth paragraph of a “sliver” of a museum opening in the fall of 2012 was inaccurate, since that sliver is actually the tip of a gigantic, underground structure. Writes Rosenbaum:

As a documentarian who’s spent the past five years at the site, and stood inside the massive, cavernous, powerful museum space–I know firsthand that Hawthorne simply misunderstood the project.

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Pulitzer Prize Winners Anounced

Your FBLA editors didn’t win a goddamned thing. But southern California was not without some victories in the journalism categories:

WINNER Explanatory Reporting-
Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times for their fresh and painstaking exploration into the cost and effectiveness of attempts to combat the growing menace of wildfires across the western United States.
Read the winning story at www.latimes.com/bigburn

WINNER Editorial Cartooning-
Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune for his agile use of a classic style to produce wide ranging cartoons that engage readers with power, clarity and humor.

FINALIST Investigative Reporting-
Paul Pringle of Los Angeles Times for his meticulously researched stories that, in the face of threats, exposed financial abuses by the head of California’s largest union, leading to investigations, the leader’s departure from office and repayment of misappropriated funds.

FINALIST Breaking News Photography-
Carolyn Cole of Los Angeles Times for her valorous on-the-spot coverage of political violence in Kenya, capturing the terror as rebellion and reprisals jolted the nation.

See the complete list of winners here.