This is what the news should be

An example of collaborative journalism, courtesy of the US-based Center for Investigative Reporting, that the mainstream media is simply failing to do:

Baghdad|Los Angeles, a four-month collaboration between the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, explores the impact of the Iraq war in Southern California. Stories include: a profile of the Junior ROTC program at Hollywood High School, “A Helping Hand for the Cadets of Hollywood High”; the tale of an undocumented Mexican, in the U.S. since the age of three, who wants nothing more than to serve in the U.S. military, but can’t; stories of Iraqi exiles with roots in Southern California who’ve returned to help rebuild their country; a “biography of a fighter jet,” from Southern California assembly line to payload delivery in Iraq; an analysis of the U.S. Army’s advertising strategy in light of an unpopular war; and a first person essay, “Daughter of the Antelope Valley,” by a reporter whose father’s secret defense-industry work has its own ties to Iraq.

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