New York Times slideshow: A Deadly Search

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This morning, I ran across an incredible New York Times audio slideshow about two journalists who were on patrol with a group of U.S. soldiers in Iraq when a bomb exploded, killing one soldier and injuring several others. The journalists narrowly escaped being injured as well.

Amid all the political chatter about the war, pieces like these cut through the fog and show us firsthand what soldiers are experiencing in Iraq. Go take a look.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

7 thoughts on “New York Times slideshow: A Deadly Search”

  1. Omigod, this is AWESOME. Thanks for posting, Danny. The photojournalist was gathering audio the whole time? Seems that way. The sense of “being there” is very strong here.

  2. Seems like the photographer had the presence of mind to hit the record button on his audio device while all this was happening. That’s smart thinking under pressure.

    The piece was just incredible. It’s had me thinking all day about my two buddies who are over in Iraq now.

  3. I agree it’s an awesome slideshow. The reporter was in the right place at right time. I didn’t even mind that it was six minutes long. I was engrossed the entire time.

    I noticed the natural sound too, very quiet in the background. I really wanted to hear it more dominantly. As we barely hear that sound, the voiceover tells us what they were saying. I would much rather just hear it for myself! I wanted the voiceover to just shut up for a minute so I could hear it.

  4. I thought the same thing — I wished the narration would pause and allow the volume to increase on the location sound. It was too quiet at some places.

  5. That video was great. It really makes you think about what those soldiers are facing every day and what courage they have to be out there.

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