A handful of news organizations pay for their journalists to go through hostile- environment training before entering a war zone. Considering the number of photographers and reporters killed and injured in the past year, the idea should catch on. Poynter’s Mallary Jean Tenore looks into the training offered by Centurion, a company that trains about 1,000 journalists each year. “When my Centurion instructor put a gun to my head—a 9-millimeter—I forgot that it was a training session,” says one journalist who took the course.
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