Heard on Campus: Sydney Schanberg at the Foster Conference

March 28, 2007

"I think the important thing to remember is that war is insane, and we in America have often been protected from that insanity. Not everybody is suited to cover war. I don't think the public thinks a great deal about journalists' risks -- and I'm not sure they should."
-- Pulitzer Prize-winner Sydney Schanberg, a foreign correspondent who covered the war in Cambodia for The New York Times in the late 1970s and early 1980s, speaking Tuesday (March 27) at the Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers on Penn State's University Park campus. Along with earning a Pulitzer Prize, Schanberg's coverage of the war led to the book and then the film titled "The Killing Fields."

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