Kelly McEvers on Covering Conflict and Taking Risks

Photo by Jay Clendenin.

Photo by Jay Clendenin.

This week we speak to Kelly McEvers—co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered and veteran conflict reporter. McEvers shares her experiences covering the Arab Spring, the war in Iraq and more recently, back home reporting for her podcast Embedded.

Added extra - Bruce Shapiro, from the J-School's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, joins us in studio to talk about trauma reporting, the kind Kelly knows all too well. 

Listen to our episode, then check out McEvers poignant self-reflective radio documentary on why reporters, herself included, risk their lives in conflict zones, Diary of a Bad Year. Hear Kelly’s original report on her source Ibrahim

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