The Reality of War Reporting

Post Fellowship Reporting

By Christopher Hondros

April 22, 2011

Chris Hondros, a 2001 IRP fellow, spoke at an IRP conference on covering Iraq and other conflict-prone areas on April 19, 2007. The other speakers on the panel included Rajiv Chandrasekaran (The Washington Post); Quil Lawrence (National Public Radio); Matt O'Neill (co-director, "Baghdad ER"); and Raney Aronson (PBS's "Frontline").

In this audio slideshow, Chris discusses the challenges and dangers of reporting from war zones:

"It's not really up to me to philosophize about how I wish the conditions on the ground were for journalists.

"To me, the most important thing is figuring out a way to cover it, which is what war journalists do all over the world."

Chris Hondros was killed while reporting on the conflict in Misurata, Libya, on April 20, 2011.

Also appearing in this video are photographs that Chris took on his IRP fellowship to Nigeria in 2001. All photos © Getty Images.