"The Society of Professional Journalists is grieved that an attack on a crusading Mexican newspaper near the Texas border has silenced its investigative reporting on drug traffickers." -from the SPJ website
What do you guys think of that? I know it's not necessarily ethical, but would you run from the story in the face of danger or would you go for it. I honestly don't know what I would do. I suppose it would depend on the issue, right? In this case, I'd probably run.
A few years ago Daniel Pearl, a reporter, was shot for doing his job. He's not been the only man killed in the line of duty, but in the field of journalism, it's doesn't occur often. In this instance, I don't think I would have been there in the first place, but in teh case of the drug trafficking, I don't think I would be able to resist trying to dig up a little more dirt here and there, even if was a bit dangerous.