All Yesterdays' Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, by Clinton Heylin

By Clinton Heylin

A useful source, a trove of lore for someone drawn to The Velvet Underground, their roots, and legacy.

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Translators not only did linguistic work but, like fixers and producers, also accompanied INTRODUCTION 23 foreign correspondents so they could travel safely and work effectively in the occupied territories. Foreign correspondents working on a budget might forgo fixers or producers and opt for drivers, but these drivers inevitably did more cultural work than a GPS would have. Palestinian journalists also continued to cover political developments in the PA. S. and European media institutions, but they were rarely, if ever, called upon to be bureau chiefs, foreign correspondents, or editors.

Perhaps her time abroad had sensitized her to how audiences might misunderstand Palestinian politics. Readers had two other hefty critiques of the article. First, they pointed out that it relied much more on quotes from Israelis than from Palestinians. Moore quoted Palestinians in statements she had apparently overheard at checkpoints, whereas she conducted interviews with a number of Israelis, primarily soldiers. ” Even more important, Palestinian readers found that the article created a false sense of balance between Israeli and Palestinian experiences at checkpoints.

Some of them, like flying bullets or all too immobile piles of dirt, impede the flow of information. Others, like the embodied skills journalists have developed to manage restrictions, enable the production of knowledge. Still others shape processes of news production in more subtle ways. 31 Examining journalism from the occupied Palestinian territories illuminates the ways international journalism has profound cultural and political effects for the communities in which it is produced, even if community members rarely read the New York Times.

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