McClatchy Foreign Correspondent and State of the Craft

WASHINGTON, DC, 16 April 2014 — McClatchy Newspapers foreign correspondent Hannah Allam addresses my Foreign Correspondence class. Allam is the foreign affairs correspondent for McClatchy, covering the State Department and international diplomacy from Washington. She was bureau chief in Baghdad from 2003-2006 and was Middle East bureau chief, based in Cairo, from 2006-20012. Her war coverage has won several national awards; she was part of teams that won an Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award for Iraq coverage and a 2013 George Polk Award for coverage of the Syrian conflict. She was a 2008 Nieman fellow at Harvard. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1999. My students and I were deeply impressed by her professionalism, her sincerity and her humanity.

(Photo by Zach C. Cohen.)