Keeping Safe(r) in Unruly, Uncivil Places: Journalist Voices in a Changing Communications Environment

  • Simon Cottle


This chapter follows on from Chapter 6 in forefronting the views, accounts and experiences of our representative sample of journalists, and moving beyond the previous discussion of motivations, demographics and different responses to risk-reporting, whether in respect of age, gender, medium, or staffers and freelancers, nationally based or internationally peripatetic journalists. Here, we consider the processes directly involved in dangerous assignments and how these variously impact journalists’ decision-making and their professional practices. Sometimes these deliberately strive to keep them safer but sometimes they can also inadvertently contribute to heightened exposure to risks.


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