War reporter Matt McAllester gave a talk to students at Stony Brook University in New York last week,
McAllester said being a foreign correspondent meant never stopping. He said that when journalists are covering dangerous situations, they have to ask themselves, “Am I prepared to die for this?”
“It is dumb. It’s a stupid job… You do the risk-analysis, and you learn to make those decisions.” Some risks, though, were not worth it, and because of that he decided never to go to Iraq again. He said he was simply fed up with it. link
Matt expects to head to Afghanistan within the month.