How Anthony Shadid and Marie Colvin got their stories

How Anthony Shadid and Marie Colvin got their stories

"Even in brief conversations, these two journalists forcefully drove home their message: The human condition was a sacred beat. When Shadid drove into an Iraqi village, he went straight to the barber shop or the local mosque. 'You can find out everything there if they trust you,' he said. Colvin traveled with Chechen rebels, sleeping in caves with bags of grenades for a pillow. 'You eat what they eat, you drink what they drink, you never act like you are above them,' she said."

Earlier: Injured journalists in Syria plead for help; David Carr and Timothy Phelps on war reporting

Correction: An earlier version of this post misidentified Timothy Phelps.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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