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Rising risks in covering conflicts

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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)  12:37 AM – 4 Jun 2013

Western journalists in Iraq had security + lived in compounds, but Iraqi journalists didn’t, says Tom Hundley 
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. 
12:31 AM – 4 Jun 2013

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