Post-Dispatch ’embeds’ discuss Iraqi war coverage, May 8

April, 6, 2003 — Embedded Post-Dispatch Journalists Andrew Cutraro, right, and Ron Harris pose after filing stories with the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Salman Pak, Iraq.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalists Ron Harris and Andy Cutraro will discuss their experiences covering the war in Iraq as correspondents embedded with a U.S. Marine battallion during a special evening forum at 7 p.m. May 8 in Room 100, Brown Hall on the Hilltop Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Communications and Journalism and International Affairs programs of University College, the evening and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, contact University College at (314) 935-6759.

Harris, a reporter, and Cutraro, a photographer, covered the war as a team of journalists embedded with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. Their reports and photographs appeared frequently in the Post-Dispatch as the battalion fought its way from Kuwait to Baghdad. Their presentation, which will include stories and photographs from the war, will be moderated by Repps Hudson, a reporter and editor at the Post-Dispatch and co-coordinator of the Communications and Journalism program at Washington University.