Comic book take on journalism is an essential celebration of the embattled profession

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Like many a Facebook user before the 2016 election, comic book artist Sarah Glidden used to consume a lot of articles without thinking much about where they came from. “I just thought about journalism like it was water,” she says. “You turn on the faucet and it comes out.” 

Then some reporter friends mentioned they were going on a trip to two of the most troubled countries in the world: Iraq and Syria. Glidden tagged along on a tourist visa, curious about the reporting process. 

The journalists, who worked for a daily online magazine now called The Globalist, agreed to have the mirror turned on them. Glidden took her own recorder and filled 8 GB SD card after 8 GB SD card with…well, pretty much everything they said and did, whether it seemed important or not. Her main exception: “I’d probably turn it off if we got really drunk.” Read more…

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