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).

Welcome

I’m a general assignment and health reporter at the Keene Sentinel in Keene, N.H.

In December 2007, I returned from a two year Peace Corps assignment in Central Asia. Working as an English teacher at a local school in Turkmenistan, I was fortunate to live in the coastal town of Turkmenbashy, also known as Krasnovodsk, on the Caspian Sea. I studied Russian and Turkmen during my service. The experience and the amazing people I met there made a life-long impression on me and I hope to one day serve again in Peace Corps.

I graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 2005. I was a print journalism major and political science minor and pursued my interest in journalism through editorial positions on the school newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon, and internships with the Boston Globe and Casper Journal, a weekly community newspaper in my hometown, Casper, Wyo.

Thanks for taking a look at my blog and if you have questions, please feel free to contact me at casey.farrar@gmail.com.

Casey Farrar