The hardships of war-zone freelancers

The Islamic State's execution of Steven Sotloff and James Foley should prompt news organizations to improve their treatment of the correspondents who provide their foreign coverage, Tom A. Peter writes in New Republic: "When people ask me about the stress of covering wars, more often than not what comes to mind is the two and a half years I spent working in Afghanistan when I paid about $30,000 out of pocket to cover basic work expenses that were never reimbursed."