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Four NYT reporters missing in Libya

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    One of the four is Stephen Farrell, who was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2009 ...

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I sure hope this has a happy ending.

    Anthony Shadid is an absolute, absolute stud. One of the best, if not the absolute best, newspaper journalists working. His storytelling from Iraq was spell binding.
  3. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    He's chapter 9 in my book, "Morning Miracle." Sally Jenkins called him "the soul of the Post." Steve Fainaru called him "the bravest man I ever met." I quote a Shadid soliloquy in which he weighs the value of the reporting against the risk, and decides it's worth it. Years before that conversation, he'd already been shot once, at point-blank range, and left to die. He's no hyper-macho daredevil; he's soft-spoken, kind, shyly charming. He simply believes in the power of the sustained, accumulating work. That's why he left the Post, which was cutting back on daily foreign coverage, for the Times.
  4. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    Years ago, I worked with one of the photogs -- Tyler Hicks -- and even back then, as a young, youg shooter, he was excellent. A very committed photo-journalist. Hoping this turns out OK ...
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Alive. Captured by "pro-Gaddafi forces." Expected to be released today.

    MSNBC siting the NY Times.

    Very good news.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Released. Thank God.

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