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Published: 02/16/11

Was Lara Logan's Bravery Dangerous Bravado?

By  Bonnie Goldstein - Politics Daily
Was Lara Logan's Bravery Dangerous Bravado?

There are risks to being an uppity woman. The down side of being a role model is that women who act like they own the place inevitably tick people off as much as they inspire. Lara Logan, the glamorous and seemingly fearless CBS Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent who was attacked last Friday in Cairo during the moments of chaos following President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, is the kind of woman who gets noticed. She has one of the hardest and most prestigious jobs in journalism and she got it in spite of, or because of, a habit of saying and doing whatever she wanted to. I don't know...

Published: 02/16/11

Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

Lara Logan appeared fearless and intrepid when she reported from war zones -- exactly what you want in a foreign correspondent. The reporter "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" while covering the celebration in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, according to CBS News, Logan's employer. Egyptian women and soldiers rescued her from a hostile mob that had separated her from her film crew, and she is now in an American hospital recovering. Logan's assault is a reminder that reporting is a dangerous business. According to Reporters Without Borders, five reporters have already been...

Published: 07/10/10

Beyond the Killing Fields? Not as Long as Brutal Wars Remain a Growth Industry

By  Walter Shapiro - Politics Daily
Beyond the Killing Fields? Not as Long as Brutal Wars Remain a Growth Industry

Five Politics Daily staffers -- Carl Cannon, Melinda Henneberger, Walter Shapiro, David Wood and James Grady -- are joining in an online discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg about politics and the press as seen through the prism of his new book, "Beyond The Killing Fields." In today's essay, Walter Shapiro notes that more than three decades after the genocide in Cambodia, all of us are still grappling to find a larger meaning embedded in the horrors of the Killing Fields. Decades from now when, alas, The New York Times is a distant memory...

Published: 06/25/10

'Beyond the Killing Fields' Discussion, Part 2: Where Have All the Reporters Gone?

By  David Wood - Politics Daily
'Beyond the Killing Fields' Discussion, Part 2: Where Have All the Reporters Gone?

Five Politics Daily staffers -- Carl Cannon, Melinda Henneberger, Walter Shapiro, David Wood and James Grady -- are joining in an online discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg about politics and the press as seen through the prism of his new book, "Beyond The Killing Fields." In today's essay, David Wood laments the shrinking of foreign news bureaus, and asks Schanberg how the great tradition can be kept alive. Schanberg will reply in the next installment. At the end of Wood's essay, earlier exchanges appear in order of their publication on...

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