[A] singular feat.
(Carlin Romano Philadelphia Inquirer
Any college-level collection strong in journalism must have Journalists under Fire.
Feinstein's eye-opener should be compulsory reading for all news managers, for whom 'dramatic war footage will always prove irresistible.'
Feinstein is a consummate researcher with an insightful and beautifully poetic writing style... As soon as I finished reading this book, I wanted to start all over again.
(Rick Hughes Counselling at Work
Journalists Under Fire is not a textbook of post-traumatic stress disorder or psychological trauma; rather it puts flesh on the bones of the sanitised, sterile descriptions of psychopathology in the academic literature... sometimes disturbing and upsetting but always compelling.
(Martin Deahl British Journal of Psychiatry
Blending fact, interpretation, and fierce poignancy, this first-rate, readable book is a scholarly triumph.
Feinstein captures an intimate view of this tight-knit community and encourages a deeper appreciation for the reality of war journalism—and its accompanying emotional fallout.
(Journal of Peace Research
War journalists, like all who have prolonged exposure to violence, come home emotionally maimed and often broken. And yet, a news culture in denial has pretended that war journalists are immune from trauma. This fit into the macho culture of war journalism. It also assuaged the consciences of those running news organizations, who often crumple up and discard, years later, those they send to war. Dr. Feinstein has provided us with research that is a chilling reminder that war journalists are human, as well as a searing indictment of major news conglomerates who have refused to acknowledge or address the suffering of their own.
(Chris Hedges, former New York Times
war correspondent and author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
About the Author
Anthony Feinstein is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a Guggenheim Fellow.