War is boring … and war correspondence is expensive. In our 21 major enterprises (Iraq eight times plus three trips to Afghanistan and work in Somalia, East Timor, Lebanon, the Pacific, Chad, Nicaragua and Kenya, among others), we have lost money on at least nine. A typical enterprise costs around $5,000. The average freelance news article pays $200. The math is not on our side.
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