Being a recounting of my journalistic ventures in Iraq

Looking for me? I’ve Moved on…

Hi there! Thanks for stopping in. I’m Christopher Allbritton. In 2002, I went stumbling around Iraqi Kurdistan, the northern part of Iraq outside Saddam’s direct control, looking for stories. (Some might call it “looking for trouble.”) In March 2003, I made it back in time for the war, becoming the Web’s first fully reader-funded journalist-blogger. …

Back to Iraq, In A Way

Tonight, “Only the Dead,” a documentary by my old Baghdad bureau chief Michael Ware premiers on HBO. I am both anticipating and dreading this documentary. Ware was already well established as the guy with the sources in the insurgency by the time I started my second Iraq journey in early 2004. I met him in a hotel room in Baghdad …

About the Author

Christopher Allbritton is a web blogger and journalist, best known for starting during the 2003 Iraq War. After he raised $15,000 from his readers, he became the Web’s “first fully reader-funded journalist-blogger.”

He returned to Baghdad in May 2004 and contracted with Time magazine as a correspondent for Iraq until March 2006.

He has also worked in Beirut, Lebanon, where he reported on the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict as well as a range of regional issues. After he was selected as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he moved to to Pakistan and was appointed as the Pakistan Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters from 2009-2012. He then traveled for two years, as documented in the blog,, before returning to New York to work for The Daily Beast.

Today, he works in Washington on issues surrounding journalism, human rights, and U.S. politics. He’s available for speaking engagements and consulting.