Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Why the James Foley tragedy offers lessons for all freelance journalists

An excellent piece by Colin Freeman, chief foreign correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph:

"Like many journalists of my generation, my first glimpse of the glamour of life as a foreign correspondent came not through an assignment to Africa or the Middle East, but from a night in front of the telly watching the film Salvador. For those who haven't seen it – and I recommend you do – it stars James Woods as an impossibly cool, witty and degenerate freelancer who covers the civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. . . "
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