|Every day stories from conflict-ridden regions around the globe are published, broadcast or talked about.
It doesn’t matter if you are in the media or the public, exposure to war-related news is not only easy to find, but it seems to be omnipresent here in the US.
Working in the news increases that exposure and I have learned to muddle through all of the violent and sometimes horrific news to complete the day-to-day local news tasks.
Some days, like today, I run across news from the battlefield that I cannot push aside, even though I’m busy working on good local stories.
I was struck today by a collection of photographs culled by Alan Taylor from the Atlantic’s photo blog, which put Libya’s conflict in focus over the past three months.
Another was a first-person video shot by Spc. Michael Gannon from a camera mounted on his helmet during a battle in Haruti, located in northern Afghanistan.
Today, these two examples of visual storytelling brought me to those places on the other side of the world — and instead of detracting from my local news focus, they enhanced my journalistic perspective.