A lot of the evening involved the journalists simply telling stories from their time in Iraq. It was fascinating stuff. Much of the media criticism and analysis of this war has come from people who have not been there, so it was particularly refreshing to listen to people who have the experience to know what they are talking about tell their stories – stories about holidays in Fallujah, the driver mafia that manipulates Western journalists, and the way Iraqis see Americans.
The page CJR has put up for its (excellent) special issue is here. Have a look. On the left side of the page, you'll find an MP3 of last night's panel. If you're interested in what's really going on in Iraq, it's very much worth a listen.