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Before the Beheadings

posted on November 17, 2014

The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg compares his peaceful experiences as a Jewish journalist interviewing Islamist extremists to the modern threats ISIS has placed on reporters. “I used to tell people that as a reporter for an American news organization, it was like we were wearing armor,” Dexter Filikins of The New Yorker recalled. “People just didn’t go after American reporters.” Goldberg credits social media and the internet with modern jihadist’s rejections of journalistic neutrality. “Journalists have been replaced by YouTube and Twitter. And when there is no need for us, we become targets,” Goldberg writes.

Read at The Atlantic