Jay Price and Dick Gordon talk war
News & Observer reporter Jay Price will be in conversation with WUNC‘s Dick Gordon tonight at UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It promises to be an informal chat between two reporters – one print, the latter radio – about their experiences reporting war zones. Gordon worked mostly as a foreign correspondent during the 80s and 90s. Whereas Price started working from war zones in the late 80s. Price says he may reopen an old discussion he had with another radio reporter about whether or not war reporters glorify war,
“Should you try to craft it in a way that it’s not overly glorified — that it doesn’t have this kind of glow of victory, and glory coming off of it?” he says. “You just want to report what’s going on. You don’t want to be kind of a part of the mechanism for driving more conflict in the world.” link
If there’s a podcast or video recording of this event I’ll try and find it and link to it if and when it appears.