A Dying Breed?

Esprit de Corps editor Scott Taylor is taken to task for irresponsible behaviour in a new review by J-Source contributor, Jeffrey Dvorkin. Taylor – a former soldier – writes about carrying weapons when he was embedded as a freelancer with a Canadian unit in the Balkans in 1988.  He says he fired a pistol towards Serbian forces. Dvorkin – a former news chief with CBC Radio and NPR – says Taylor “not only endangered himself, but endangered all other foreign
correspondents who would come into the field long after Taylor had
returned to safety in Canada.”

Last year, 109 journalists died trying to cover the news. Reviewing two recent books dealing with journalism and danger, Dvorkin says some journalists teeter between recklessness and bravery in their hunt for the story.