Sunday, April 06, 2003
Jeff Soyer at Alphecca has these comments about the loss of NBC reporter David Bloom to an embolism while with the 3rd Infantry in Iraq.
I've been disappointed with some of the war coverage, but I have to admit that Bloom's on the spot while on the move reporting was captivating. I had never found anything particularly special about his coverage of the White House, especially when compared to some who had previously filled that role. But his reporting from Iraq was genuine and important, if for nothing more than the sense it gave of life in an armored column.
His network's web presence, MSNBC has the following about how they did it in their story about Bloom's death.
Technology journals immediately picked up on the significance of Bloom's live, on-the-move reports, made possible in large part because of the foresight and ingenuity of Bloom himself.