Multi-faceted reporting on the most dangerous story of the year
Despite the difficulties of access and security in reporting on the war in Iraq, NPR’s team of reporters, technicians, editors and their brave Iraqi colleagues managed to find people and situations that illuminate the conflict. Each story is a mini-documentary rich with characters, scene-setting, nuanced writing and strong production. These pieces stand out amid the blur of other daily war coverage for an unblinking look at the grim, rapidly changing war. The stories about assassinations, citizens fleeing the country, the struggling Iraqi army and the U.S. Marines building sewers are unforgettatable.