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Three veteran war correspondents talk about the increasingly dangerous job of reporting from conflict zones. New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall (seated, left) has covered Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks.  Gall, a 2012 Nieman Fellow, is now the North Africa bureau chief for the Times.

Women at war

Veteran journalists discuss dangers, difficulties of reporting from conflict zones

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In a new polemic, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson calls for sweeping changes to the education of journalists and the practice of journalism. “In some ways, it amazes me some of the things that have fallen through the cracks in journalism,” said Patterson. “It’s an old problem, but I think there’s a new urgency.”

Hard-pressed

Why it’s time, author says, for journalism to raise its intellectual standards

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