Lesson one: Life affirming journalism … courses
Jeremy Borden

There is something about this image of purple flowers under a blue sky that has made this documentary about Iraq one of the most memorable pieces of journalism I have ever come across. It’s heavy and dark but so hopeful and uplifting simultaneously. Wilson and Watts report on really messy hard things with an eye for the good. When I think back on this piece, I don’t associate it with the cruelty or the fear that is very much present, but rather with the courage — the overwhelming courage — of average Iraqi citizens. And that in turn inspires me to be courageous. I think this is what the best journalism should do.

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