To William Drummond, a veteran reporter and a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and subsequent war in Afghanistan exposed a weakness in the way news media had been presenting the world to the American public. Drummond had served as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in New Delhi and Jerusalem in the seventies and visited Afghanistan on many occasions. Now he felt the public was seeing more, but understanding it less. He decided to change this by teaching a course that would train a new breed of techno savvy journalists to bring more context and meaning in reporting. He titled the course “The Arc of Crisis: from Kabul to Jerusalem.” Over a decade later, this early foray into digital storytelling still resonates.
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