Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report – and Survive – the War in Iraq

Title

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report – and Survive – the War in Iraq

Authors

Kimberly Dozier

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Description

Kimberly Dozier, CBS News Correspondent injured in Iraq and author.

Terrorism has made news reporting very dangerous. Reporters have become the targets of terrorist acts, where they once only stood next to targets. Being embedded has also made the role of correspondent more complex, raising such questions as which ‘side’ we’re on, whether we are legitimate targets when shadowing the military or insurgents, and the ethics of going on a raid to kill insurgents. Also, the ‘cable effect’ has made it more difficult to report a straight story because so many people now expect some sort of opinion, and cable television representatives openly criticize correspondents for anything they report. Sponsored by Betty R.’58, and Dan Churchill and Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Publication Date

4-21-2008

Keywords

War in Iraq, Terrorism, Cable Effect, Reporter, News Correspondent

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report – and Survive – the War in Iraq
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