Talks @ Pulitzer with Frank Greve, ICWA. Published on June 3, 2013
Veteran Washington journalist Frank Greve is the featured speaker
Not so many wars ago, journalists enjoyed survival rates envied by troops in trenches. Now, conflicts are too wild and fluid for trenches. Painting “PRESS” on a vehicle is likely to draw fire. Home page demand for updates is exposing more journalists—especially photographers–to more risk. And staff cutbacks are providing lots of work for freelancers eager to face great danger for little pay.
Greve explores why half the journalists ever killed on the job have died since 1992. He asks the questions: Are news organizations doing enough to project their journalists?
Are new and better models of war reporting emerging? Have technological advances helped journalists working in war zones?
Greve’s extensive and detailed research on the subject goes all the way back to birth of war photography during the Civil War.
For his recently published work on the journalists covering conflict, please see “Combat Journalism: Is Reporting on Global Conflict Worth the Risk.”
Frank Greve spent more than three decades investigating and explaining Washington. Joining The Miami Herald as part of its Washington Bureau, he worked for Knight Ridder and McClatchy newspapers from 1977-2010 mainly as an investigative reporter and assistant national editor. In the process he won a George Polk award for political reporting (on how Ronald Reagan came to propose the Star Wars initiative) and a share of a second Polk award (for coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair).
«The thing that made me safe in Bosnia was that journalists were conspicuously unarmed» – Tom Hundley (view live) http://youtu.be/ZK913whoczo 12:37 AM – 4 Jun 2013
Western journalists in Iraq had security + lived in compounds, but Iraqi journalists didn’t, says Tom Hundley http://youtu.be/ZK913whoczo
12:35 AM – 4 Jun 2013
Q: Is war reporting worth it? Greve’s A: We cover the «bang» too much, we should cover the victims more instead. http://pulitzercenter.org/event/talks-pulitzer-focus-combat-journalism-frank-greve-icwa …
12:31 AM – 4 Jun 2013
Greve says photographers much more at risk in conflict than reporters (and more interesting to talk to). http://pulitzercenter.org/event/talks-pulitzer-focus-combat-journalism-frank-greve-icwa …
12:29 AM – 4 Jun 2013
@Pulitzercenter Greve: Photojournalists started getting more daring in WW2, but many started dying.
RT @AdamJanofsky Greve: Photojournalists started getting more daring in WW2, but many started dying. 12:22 AM – 4 Jun 2013
60 journalists died covering the Vietnam War; TV news editors were looking for new + dangerous footage – Greve http://pulitzercenter.org/event/talks-pulitzer-focus-combat-journalism-frank-greve-icwa …
12:22 AM – 4 Jun 2013
In WW1 and WW2, censorship meant less reporting and fewer journalist deaths – Greve (join now) http://pulitzercenter.org/event/talks-pulitzer-focus-combat-journalism-frank-greve-icwa …
12:19 AM – 4 Jun 2013
In the Civil War, journalists were not expected to risk their lives. – Greve (join now!) http://pulitzercenter.org/event/talks-pulitzer-focus-combat-journalism-frank-greve-icwa …