In the Deseret News, we divided the war coverage into two parts every day - the battlefield reports and the political statements. Beyond that we made sure we had something from inside Iraq, no matter how outrageous the comments by Saddam Hussein or how ludicrous they seemed. Iraqi statements were always attributed to the best source we could find.

Most days we had more than 50 gulf-related stories to select, condense and put in some sort of order. We tried to capsulize as best we could and keep up with events as they developed. Some days we succeeded. On other days events simply overtook our coverage.Several times we moved the People column off A2 and the World/Nation page off A3 so we could keep the war news together. We also had an A1 box, either in the index or with the main gulf story highlighting the most recent events.

With the heavy censorship of U.S. news agencies, Reuters became a prime news source. The British reporters had much the same access to commanders, but they were less restricted in their filing. In fact, it was Reuters that reported the war had ended, several hours before President Bush went on national TV to declare a cessation of hostilities.