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Class Prepares Journalists for Dangerous Assignments

Working in a war zone can be deadly — for medical personnel, humanitarian workers and journalists. The beheading this month of American aid worker Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman Kassig, by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria was the most recent reminder of those dangers. An innovative program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Washington teaches reporters and others working in conflict zones how they can reduce their risks. Reduce, but not...

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