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Sometimes, journalism is expensive

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(Reuters) – Two photojournalists — Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tim Hetherington and Getty photographer Chris Hondros — were killed on Wednesday after coming under fire in the besieged Libyan town of Misrata.

I saw “Restrepo” a couple of months ago. A powerful piece of documentary about war. Sometimes, watching the TV news talkers or seeing the keyboard wizardry of data visualization journalists, it’s easy to forget that there are some journalists who go out into the places where death is a very real possibility. And they don’t get the limelight, they don’t get the big salaries. But they get the story. The important story.

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