Being a recounting of my journalistic ventures in Iraq

Dept. of Navel Gazing

Couldn’t wait to post this. Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, of Sydney University, studied 5000 samples of belly-button lint and concluded that lint is a combination of clothing fibers and skin cells (ick) that migrate to the navel thanks to body hair, “as all roads lead to Rome.” For this dubious contribution to science, he won an …

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.