Long time, no posts

Note: In February 2012, the New England Newspaper and Press Association honored the “Mission: Iraq” series with second place in the special award category in the New England Better Newspaper competition.

I haven’t posted stories here for a while, but there have been a lot of exciting things going on lately.  In November, I went on a reporting trip to Iraq to cover the Keene-based 220th Transportation Company. My stories from the trip, along with photo galleries and the transcript of a live chat I did there, are all gathered on the Keene Sentinel’s website at: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/special_reports/mission_iraq/mission-iraq/collection_f098fd16-4bf3-11e0-8155-001cc4c002e0.html?success=1.

I also blogged during the trip on my travels and random observations at http://missioniraq.wordpress.com/.

Additionally, today my trip was featured on Emerson College’s homepage. Here’s the write up, by Carole McFall of the Emerson College marketing department: Emerson write up

The three-week trip was eye-opening and one of my most enjoyable reporting experiences thus far (only slightly edging out almost being squished by a falling ice-covered tree while covering the December 2008 ice storm).