Tuesday, April 04, 2006

"What's next for Jill Carroll?"

"Nothing yet," says The Christian Science Monitor's managing editor Marshall Ingwerson in an E&P article published today. Ingwerson added that there are currently no plans for Jill to tell her story in "any kind of formal way," such as through a first-person account that would run in the paper. Instead, "we are going to let her take the lead when she is ready."

In fact, Ingwerson says the newsrooom was shocked when Carroll and her family made an appearance there yesterday since the assumption was that they wanted to stay quiet and have alone time together.

Carroll was made an employee of The Christian Science Monitor shortly after her kidnapping after the paper consulted her family, who held Jill's power of attorney while she was held captive. The move was made so Jill would be entitled to her salary and benefits during the time she was "away."

Ingwerson made no comment as to what Jill's next assignment would be and if it would involve a return to Iraq, but he did say "she seems awfully resilient, but she would have to suggest it."

The Monitor currently has no staff working in Baghdad, but two correspondents, Dan Murphy and Scott Peterson, who have covered the city in the past, will be returning there at some
point. "It is going to be Scott and Dan," (who will be returing to Baghdad), Ingwerson said, "but I don't have a date yet."


Blogger Cindy said...

Wow, I felt like a foreigner in my own home after studying abroad for a few months. I can't imagine what she must be feeling like right now.

10:20 PM  

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