freelance journalist, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Allbritton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. He began his work in journalism in 1990, with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and, two years later, moved to the Hot Springs (AR) Sentinel-Record to be the weekend editor. He returned to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1994 to be a reporter and copy editor. From 1997-1999, he worked as a national writer for the Associated Press in New York. Then moved to the New York Daily News in 1999 to be the chief technology writer. In 2000, he became a media and books reporter at Powerful Media Inc.. Since 2002, Allbritton has been the editor and publisher of Back-to-Iraq.com, which, at its height, had a daily readership of 50,000. During this same time, he was also a freelance writer, covering stories in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for the Boston Globe, the New Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and a number of magazines. From 2004-2006, he served as a correspondent for Time magazine, based in Baghdad, covering terrorism, military and Shi’ite politics. Since 2007, he has been an online columnist for IraqSlogger.com and Spot-on.com. Most recently, he has had been managing editor of TRENDS Magazine in Dubai.
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