The Risks and Rewards of War Reporting

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/5192283/5192284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

The dangers of reporting in wartime are highlighted when one reporter is kidnapped and two more badly injured in a roadside attack. But reporters covering conflicts have always had to calculate the risks of bringing a story home

Guests:

Donatella Lorch, former national correspondent for Newsweek; was in Afghanistan for a week (Dec. 29-Jan 5) for Newsweek, covered the Gulf War for The New York Times

David Turnley, former Detroit Free Press staff photographer from 1980 to 1998; currently a staff photographer for Getty Images; he's documented South Africa and covered the Gulf War, revolutions in Eastern Europe, the student uprising in China and the disintegration of the Soviet Union

Joe Galloway, co-author of the best-selling book, We Were Soldiers Once... and Young; military affairs correspondent for Knight Ridder; served three tours in Vietnam for UPI, beginning in early 1965; he's the only civilian to have been awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.