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Description - Words of Fire by Anthony C. Collings

If journalism is the first draft of history, then independent journalists are surely its most daring composers. Along with such celebrated and high-profile figures as Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer, there exists a stratum of journalists - self-employed, working under dire conditions, and with minimal resources - who often place themselves at ground zero of world events. In this account, the author takes us into the world of independent journalists, and the daily challenges they face confronting dictators, hostile military, and narcoterrorists. Unfettered by any ties to those in positions of power, these guerrilla journalists are often the first on a story - whether reporting on corruption in Mexico, organized crime in Russia, or sexual scandal in the Middle East - and accordingly face the brunt of their subject's wrath.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814716052
ISBN-10: 0814716059
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anthony C. Collings

Newsweek's former London and Bonn bureau chief and previously a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Anthony Collings came to the University of Michigan as the Howard R. Marsh Professor of Journalism and now teaches in the Department of Communication Studies. Captured and held at gunpoint while reporting for CNN from Beirut, Collings has shared an Emmy for his reporting on the Oklahoma City bombing.