Embedded Journalist Writes Weblog

Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter M.L. Lyke and photographer Grant M. Haller are among a group of journalists embedded with U.S. forces on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and Lyke is writing a continuous Weblog for seattlepi.com about her experiences, called Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. “Being first on board has advantages. I’ve got a bunk, called a ‘rack’ onboard. Late-arrival media will have to sleep in cots. I’m in the Mary Todd Suite, directly below the steam-powered catapults that launch jets into space with a thunderous shudder, night or/and day. I flinch on the first launch, shoulders up around my neck. My body shakes involuntarily. Within an hour, I don’t even blink. That’s life onboard: The weird becomes the norm, in quick order.”

3 Comments

  • Miguel Sarmiento

    Navegated through your site and find it very educational. I wonder if your have plans to translate it into Spanish…

  • hqadri

    How difficult is it becoming an embedded journalist? Are there any lower tier news media which offer opportunities for this sort of thing?

  • hqadri

    How difficult is it becoming an embedded journalist? Are there any lower tier news media which offer opportunities for this sort of thing?

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