Essay: When Journalists Die in War

Certain responses are to be expected whenever a journalist is killed in a war. His employers will remark on his courage and devotion to duty, his colleagues on his professionalism; from close friends and family will come expressions of grief or anger. Occasionally, in the case of celebrities, a President will offer a eulogy, as did Harry Truman for Ernie Pyle, killed in the South Pacific in 1945: "No man in this war has so well told the story of the American fighting man as the American fighting man wanted it told." The...

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