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How the Military Waged a Graphic-Design War on Venereal Disease | Collectors Weekly
In many ways, such a coordinated public effort to alter sexual behavior was unprecedented. At a time when discussion of sexual activity was anything but frank, the VD posters of World War II addressed the topic directly using clinical language, ominous symbolic imagery, and jingoistic slogans to help enlisted men steer clear of sexually transmitted infections. While American sex-ed programs have taken many forms over the last hundred years, the military’s VD campaign left a unique trail of ephemera in its wake, featuring imagery that’s both gorgeous and deeply unsettling.
history  illustration  posters  war 
february 2015 by tysone
At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time - NYTimes.com
Geopolitics and the ubiquity of social media have made the world a smaller, seemingly gorier place. If Vietnam brought war into the living room, the last few weeks have put it at our fingertips.
nytimes  war  photojournalism 
july 2014 by tysone
At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time - NYTimes.com
Geopolitics and the ubiquity of social media have made the world a smaller, seemingly gorier place. If Vietnam brought war into the living room, the last few weeks have put it at our fingertips.
nytimes  war  photojournalism 
july 2014 by tysone
What news organizations owe the fixers they rely on, leave behind in foreign countries | Poynter.
“Felix Salmon simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The Times takes care of its family — including our drivers, fixers and translators. We do not discuss the details of compensation (for anyone, including staff correspondents) but we fulfill our obligation to employees, including local hires, who are hurt or killed in the line of duty, and to their families in the case of death. (Yes, this includes Mohamed Shaglouf.)”
bill_keller  nytimes  war  ethics  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
DISUNION - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Americans went to war with themselves. Disunion revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period -- using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.
nytimes  history  war 
november 2010 by tysone
How the Military’s Own YouTube Videos Are Revealing a New Breed of Soldier -- New York Magazine
These videos are revealing a new breed of soldier: rebellious, witty, rabid consumers of pop culture, thousands of miles from home but able to Skype daily with family and friends. They are as plugged in as lab rats.
nymag  war  youtube  culture 
august 2010 by tysone
The War Logs - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
A six-year archive of classified military documents offers an unvarnished and grim picture of the Afghan war.
projects  nytimes  nytint  nytgfx  nytcar  war 
july 2010 by tysone
A Year at War - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Some 30,000 American soldiers are taking part in the Afghanistan surge. Here are the stories of the men and women of First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division. Over the next year, The New York Times will follow their journey.
nytphoto  nytvideo  damonwinter  Afghanistan  war  nytimes 
june 2010 by tysone
Afghanistan war's headstones and milestones
As it turns out, news outlets had good reason not to report the 1,000 dead that the New York Times reported.
nytimes  Afghanistan  war  data 
may 2010 by tysone
The Consequences of War
VII photographer Ashley Gilbertson, who has covered combat, describes the need for a new kind of war photography.
vii  photojournalism  war  photography  forsnd 
march 2010 by tysone
Captured Photo Collection » Ian Fisher : American Soldier Photos
This is how an American soldier is made. For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat. A selection of photos from Ian’s journey are posted below.
army  war  photojournalism  iraq 
november 2009 by tysone
Q. and A.: Held by the Taliban - At War Blog - NYTimes.com
"And it’s not as if a new reporter brought into the process would have had a lot of independent sources to check. The kidnappers are not available to provide their version of events."
bill_keller  bill_keller_rocks  nytimes  Afghanistan  war  david_rohde 
october 2009 by tysone
From the Archive: Not New, Never Easy - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
And 66 years later, the fundamental question — is it a vital public service or a betrayal of public trust to graphically depict wartime casualties among American troops? — has scarcely been settled.
war  photojournalism  nytimes  nytphoto 
october 2009 by tysone
Freedom…and Will That Be With Large Fries? - At War Blog - NYTimes.com
“This is where I belong, and this is where I want to die and be buried. A land where people accept each other for their differences, where nobody pays attention to what you are doing or what beliefs you are following. A land for everybody.”
nytimes  iraq  war 
september 2009 by tysone
On Assignment: Moments Between Life and Death - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com
“It can be a matter of seconds that saves you or doesn’t save you,” Mr. Hicks said. “I feel very lucky. But I feel sadness for the person who wasn’t in the right place. I don’t feel it’s right to be that happy about it, because there’s the person whose family has to go on without him. It just is what it is. To say you’re not affected by that would be a lie,” he said. “And if it was the truth, you probably shouldn’t be out there doing it.”
nytphoto  photojournalism  war  Afghanistan 
june 2009 by tysone
Ground Zero: Google Maps and Nuclear Weapons
This mapplet shows the thermal damage caused by a nuclear explosion. Search for a place, pick a suitable weapon and press "Nuke It!"
visualization  war  mashup  Map  armageddon  nuclear 
january 2009 by tysone
The New York Times's Lonely War: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com
Talking to John F. Burns, Dexter Filkins, Alissa J. Rubin, and other Times correspondents, the author explores the day-to-day toll—the infighting, isolation, and near-death experiences—of covering the most important story no one wants to read.
iraq  nytimes  war 
november 2008 by tysone

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