The recent political turmoil in Egypt has led to the assault of several journalists reporting the events. On top of that, embedded journalists in war-torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan face life threating conditions daily.
Not all journalists are war correspondents, but those that are often become some of the most famous journalists in the world. Anderson Cooper, Edward R. Murrow and even Ernest Hemingway spent parts of their lives covering wars.
Does that relationship between war correspondents and fame just reinforce the notion that “if it bleeds, it leads?” After all, nothing bleeds more than war, and nothing would make a name for yourself faster than a series of front-page articles.
So, to become a famous journalist, would you be willing to pay same price, or more, that Anderson Cooper has?