Going commando, photo calls and the challenges of journalism

Journalism is not a profession for the faint-hearted. What’s required is a 24-7 attitude to work, a talent for writing — and quickly — in a meaningful fashion and the personality to shrug off all manner of attitudes.  

Also needed on occasion is the ability to deal with physical as well as verbal assault in a supposedly civilized surrounding, as a Guardian journalist found out in Montana. …


But in case readers think prepping for the worst is a new trend for journalists — it’s not. 

Many organizations offer a variety of courses for “hostile environment” training . . .

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