'The Last Column': CPJ project honors the works of journalists killed in the line of duty.

Author:Mateos, Evelyn
Position:The A section - Column

Since 1992, 1,337 journalists have been killed in the line of duty, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). To honor their works, CPJ, with support from News Corp, the Dow Jones Foundation, and HarperCollins Publishers, recently launched "The Last Column," a book and digital campaign that highlights the human cost of reporting the news. The project also includes a mini-documentary, a series of live events and educational content to raise awareness of CPJ's work, including their Global Campaign Against Impunity.

The website (thelastcolumn.com) captivates readers right away as the names of the deceased journalists appear one-by-one on the screen to form a thick black box. The book (also available on the website) is dedicated "to all journalists" and features an introduction by CNN's chief international correspondent, Clarissa Ward, and the last works of...

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