Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley — BagNews

Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley

I’m quite uncomfortable with the VICE videos, especially when their head of news programming refused to disclose the terms upon which they were created. Do the VICE videos provide context, the video producer on hand establishing himself as an embed and a documentarian? Yes, they do. At the same time, however, how much was VICE there for the sensation and to enhance their own scintillating brand?

From Arrests to Beheadings, Conflict Reporting Takes Harsh Toll on Journalists – NYTimes.com

From Arrests to Beheadings, Conflict Reporting Takes Harsh Toll on Journalists

In a series of interviews on Wednesday, reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press described a harsh environment for reporters both at home and abroad, complicated by changes in the way that journalists work, and a change in the way they are viewed by both governments, and the public.