Alissa J. Rubin
Alissa Johannsen Rubin is an American journalist who began covering the Middle East for The New York Times in 2007. Previously, she had been a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times beginning in 1997.
Rubin was seriously injured in a helicopter crash covering the war in northern Iraq on August 16, 2014. She suffered multiple fractures but was able to dictate a report of the accident. The crash killed the helicopter’s pilot and injured others, including Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of Iraq’s parliament.
Rubin won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1992 writing about the reality versus politics of abortion in the 1990s.
- McPhate, Mike (April 18, 2016). "Alissa Rubin, 2016 Pulitzer Winner, reports from the Front Lines". New York Times.
- Raab, Lauren (August 12, 2014). "Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Alissa J. Rubin (August 16, 2014). "On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq". The New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- "Alissa Rubin". The Alicia Patterson Foundation. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- Rubin's posts from "At War: Notes from the Front Lines" blog at The New York Times
- "Growing Violence Clouds Afghanistan's Future". Fresh Air. NPR. September 8, 2011. Interview with Rubin.
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