Journalists risk injury and sometimes their lives to report news from the front lines of conflict zones. Recently, a young freelance journalist working for Reuters, CNN and Al-Arabiya was killed in a gun attack while reporting in Iraq. Journalism professor Nicholas Daniloff, a former reporter was himself imprisoned while on assignment abroad. Here, he describes the dangers journalists face while in threatening situations abroad and how they need to balance their personal safety with getting the story.
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Journalism professor Nicholas Daniloff, a former news magazine and wire service reporter, covered the Cold War for 30 years. In 1986, he was arrested in Moscow and held for 13 days in a KGB prison, accused of espionage. He’s been teaching at Northeastern since 1989. His memoir, “Of Spies and Spokesmen: My Life as a Cold War Correspondent,” came out last year.