We all think the blog wars and our ever ongoing battle to get news out is tough, but heck, guys like me have it easy. No one's having us drive over land mines to get stories. I just saw this story and my heart skipped a beat.
While we cover stories and deal with PR people and seek to scoop the mainstream media or go deeper than they do, nothing compares to being embedded in a war zone. As a student, one of my journalism teachers was an investigative reporter and he did things I wouldn't ever dream of doing. But to hear that someone who we regularly see on the nightly news has fallen victim to an attack makes me realize more and more, how easy we really have it.