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Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story.
August 14, 2006 6:49 AM   Subscribe

Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story. Jill Carroll, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, was ambushed along with her Iraqi translator, Alan Enwiyah, on January 7, 2006. He was shot and killed, but she was held captive until her release on March 30, 2006. She tells her story in an ongoing 11-part series.
posted by initapplette (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This looks to be a worthwhile series. My only complaint ... and this is petty, perhaps ... is that this first segment is only five short pages. An 11-part series sounds impressive, but I'd prefer a smaller number of larger parts.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:15 AM on August 14, 2006


An 11-part series sounds impressive, but I'd prefer a smaller number of larger parts.

My thought exactly. It's a pretty interesting and valuable piece, and I'd love to read more but I'm afraid it's not enough to get me (or the non-regular reader) to come back ten more times.

These drawn out series seem to be an increasing trend on the internerd and a misguided attempt to be more blog-like. I wonder how successful they actually are.
posted by pokermonk at 7:25 AM on August 14, 2006


Did she convert to Islam?
posted by A189Nut at 7:45 AM on August 14, 2006


This first segment is only five short pages. An 11-part series sounds impressive, but I'd prefer a smaller number of larger parts.

These drawn out series seem to be an increasing trend on the internerd and a misguided attempt to be more blog-like.

I don't think splitting it up has anything to do with being "more blog-like" or even with the Web at all. It might be only "five short pages" on the Internet, but the Christian Science Monitor is a newspaper first. It's easily fourty or fifty column-inches. And that's a lot of space for a non-news article.
posted by Plutor at 8:02 AM on August 14, 2006


The videos are interesting.
posted by taosbat at 9:26 AM on August 14, 2006


Thanks for posting this.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 9:27 AM on August 14, 2006


Nice hair.

I got nothing :(.
posted by basicchannel at 9:28 AM on August 14, 2006


I hear ya, grabbingsand. 11 parts? I'll just wait for the book.
posted by shoepal at 10:33 AM on August 14, 2006


they were all my friends... and they died!
posted by CeruleanZero at 1:10 PM on August 14, 2006


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