NY Times’ Jodi Rudoren On Covering War In Gaza

This interview was first published on The Sisterhood blog at The Forward.

NYT Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren. (Photo credit: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)

Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, is currently covering Operation Pillar of Defense from inside Gaza. Rudoren, who was appointed to her post in May of this year and who had previously reported on presidential campaigns, education and the Midwest for the Times, is covering a war for the first time in her career.

Upon the outbreak of hostilities, Rudoren left her husband and five-year-old twins at home in Jerusalem and headed to Gaza, arriving there Thursday late afternoon. Despite “spotty Internet,” as she put it, Rudoren was able to communicate with The Sisterhood by email from Gaza on Friday evening.

Here is what she shared about being a female reporter among other women war correspondents, what she has seen so far, and juggling being a mother and a bureau chief on the front lines.

THE FORWARD: Where exactly are you in Gaza, and are you able to get out into the field?

Click here to read the interview. 

© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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