Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Reporters on the Job

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Reporters on the Job

Article excerpt

* Just-in-time Journalism: Staff writer Ilene Prusher arrived Wednesday at the hospital in Ramallah just as Nabil Amr, the Palestinian politician who was shot Tuesday (page 1), was being wheeled into public view for the first time. He was being transported to Jordan for treatment. She was surprised to find no other foreign reporters around - just local Arab media.

"I thought that I was getting there late. The door locks on our rental car got messed up and the car kept behaving as if we were breaking into it and the alarm kept going off," says Ilene. "We ended up leaving the car and walking the rest of the way to the hospital on foot."

At the hospital, Ilene bumped into Mr. Amr's secretary who was collecting bouquets of flowers from well-wishers. "She was crying and didn't want to talk, but pointed me in the direction of Amr's son. People were circling around to give condolences, so I think he was a little overwhelmed. We didn't speak long," she says. "It's one of the more difficult reporting assignments: plying people for details about a tragedy when they're upset. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.