Reuters CEO Tom Glocer talks to John Battelle about plans to build an online broadcast network. Very interesting, and I'll comment more on that later. At the end of the interview they talk about Iraq and journalists who get killed there:
Q: How are things going in Iraq?
A: Nothing is as bad as the call that says, "Tom, I'm sorry, we've lost another one." And, unfortunately, at least two of the three people we've lost, and arguably the third one as well, have been at the hands of U.S. forces, due to friendly fire.
Q: You have a dispute over a case in which some of your journalists were interrogated by the military in Iraq.
A: I have been to the Pentagon and spoken to [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld's chief of staff. I take it at face value that they do not intentionally target journalists. My difference with them is over how hard do you try not to target them. Their stock answer is essentially, "You want to be safe, you embed." From a journalistic point of view, we refuse to do only that.