“Habiba, please reassure me. I’ve called thousands of times. Please, my darling, I’m worried sick. Tell me how you are.”
The mother called Elaziz’s phone around noon. Someone picked up the phone and told her the young journalist [Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz] was dead.
“I think the most interesting thing about Nate Silver’s move from The New York Times to ESPN is the quiet reporting from Brian Stelter that Silver will also contribute a bit to ABC News’ political coverage. … while Americans are very interested in politics from time to time, there are also vast swathes of time when they find politics totally uninteresting. … So Silver can plug away at sports coverage, and then every four years pivot back to politics … That’ll be a huge advantage for ABC News’ political team…”
“We’re all bloggers and punks and rebels with cameras. There is absolutely no respect for career journalists anymore.”
NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said that protecting journalists today is perhaps harder than ever “because you have to tackle the question of who is a journalist and who is an activist in a way that never existed before.”