Journalism is a dangerous business when one's "beat" is a war zone. Armoudian reveals the complications facing frontline journalists who cover warzones, hot spots and other hazardous situations. It compares yesterday's conflict journalism, which was fraught with its own dangers, with today's even more perilous situations-in the face of shrinking journalism budgets, greater reliance on freelancers, tracking technologies, and increasingly hostile adversaries. It also contrasts the difficulties of foreign correspondents who navigate alien sources, languages and land, with domestically-situated correspondents who witness their own homelands being torn apart.
Maria Armoudian is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. She is the author of Kill the Messenger: Media's Role in the Fate of the World.
1. Ethical Journalism and Why it Matters 2. War Correspondents at Home 3. War Correspondents Abroad 4. The Danger Zones of Yesterday 5. 21st Century Danger Zones, More Dangerous than Ever 6. 21st Century Journalism in the Danger Zone 7. War Stories and their Effects 8. Conclusion: Witness to the World at War