This may seem to be out of the bailiwick of the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, but the injuries suffered today by ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and photographer Doug Vogt in Iraq illustrate the grave risks journalists face covering that war. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 61 journalists have been killed while covering the Iraq war since March 2003. Howart Kurtz of the Washington Post discusses the threats journalists face in a war zone and he points out that Woodruff had stayed close with the family of NBC’s David Bloom, who died in 2003 in Iraq from a pulmonary embolism. For those who wish to express their thoughts about this situation, ABC News is directing people to the “World News Tonight” message board.

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