Did you know…
- More than 2,100 reporters and photographers have been killed on the job since 1837, with more than half in the last 20 years;
- Extremist leaders who wooed journalists a generation ago to get their messages out now seize and sometimes kill reporters for unpredictable reasons;
- Repressive governments are hacking reporters’ poorly protected computers and phones to attack opposition groups and journalists.
Exposing and analyzing these astonishing facts and many more, it’s no wonder that Frank Greve, author of this April 2013 issue of CQ Researcher, is a finalist for the 2014 John M. Higgins Mirror Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting. The Mirror Awards are given by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and honor reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.
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“This report was in the works for about a year,” said Thomas J. Billitteri, CQ Researcher’s Managing Editor. “The writer, longtime investigative journalist Frank Greve, kept digging, and the more he dug, the more he found compelling, little-known details about combat journalism and the work of reporters and photographers who choose or are assigned to work in dangerous situations. The report is important because it points to the many often unrecognized perils that can confront journalists who work in conflict zones.”
Our CQ Researcher team was thrilled to be recognized once again for journalistic excellence. The publication, consisting of weekly, in-depth, single-topic reports on today’s most important issues, has received several significant awards since it was established in 1923. To celebrate its 90th anniversary last year, SAGE and CQ press launched an enhanced interface for the site with a new ‘Hot Topics’ feature. Read more about these updates here.
Winners of the 2014 Mirror awards will be announced this Wednesday, June 4 at an awards ceremony in New York, NY.