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64 journalists killed on the job

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sportschick, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Or so says this AP article.


    Course we know it's false, cause they're all in a safe house in Amman.
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Then where are all the job openings!?
  3. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    that is tasteless. but kind of hilarious.
  4. My buddies and I joked that it was a good thing Jill Carroll didn't work for Gannett when she was taken hostage. "I'm sorry Ms. Carroll, but we didn't preapprove that much vacation time."
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I think the one I've been pondering is much worse. But it's staying in the vault for now.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If it was Singleton, they would have made Carroll re-apply for her job.
  7. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    this thread is getting awesome.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If it was JRC, they just would have thrown her shit out.
  9. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    For anyone who'd like to contribute to a non-profit organization doing its best to keep journalists from being killed:


  10. I remember reading that Carroll would have logged about 1,500 hours of OT. Gannett would have freaked, "Um, would you really say you were working all that time?"

    "Oh, and we lost our person to work Christmas, Jill. Would you mind covering it?"

    "Please tell us you got a mainstream source."
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many of those were embedded with U.S. units.
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I'm not sure about that, TBF, but it looks like slightly more than 17% of the casualties came in combat since they began tracking the numbers in 1992. I assume that number to be much higher now, of course. Here's the cpj general index:


    And here's the Iraq index, with a more detailed breakdown. The rough number seems to be 65% murder vs 35% combat/crossfire. It doesn't specify embeds.

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