NYT’s Rod Nordland gets around

A Romenesko reader who doesn’t want to be named writes:

I used to work in Afghanistan so I follow the bylines from there closely. On Monday I noticed Rod Nordland — an Afghanistan regular for the NYT — had a byline out of Iraq. Huh, I thought. He’s getting around.

Rod Nordland

Then I noticed he also had a byline out of Egypt. Not bad. And those two bylines came only one day after an Afghanistan byline. I know that papers hold stories and that writers frequently can have two stories appear on the same day from two different locations. But datelines from Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan all within 24 hours of one another might be a new record. (Obviously the Afghanistan story looks like a project story that was likely held in the editing/remote reporting stage for a while.)