After days of boxing myself into usual-suspect coverage on TV, in print and online, I decided to broaden my view of the events in Gaza and Israel by creating a Twitter list with only two criteria: job description and geography. The list of 75+ journalists on the ground includes a few based in the Middle East and some who are parachuting in on assignment but it is on-the-scene reporting via Twitter, most of it in real time.
One byproduct: it includes their RTs and source sharing so takes the view even wider.
One caveat: not all journalists on this list adhere to the same definitions and guidelines for covering news. Many are personally involved; some report only one side or lean more toward accepting one side’s official view. I’ve left off a few who swing so far to advocacy that any sense of reporting is missing but I’ve tried not to let my own view of journalism or my personal background get in the way.
The result is a timeline that does exactly what I wanted: takes me outside the bubble. Who’s missing? Suggestions welcome.