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The Stakes are Higher for Women in Charge of Safety

The first time I made a security decision, my stomach was in knots from the moment I said yes to the second I got the text confirming the reporter was home safely.

This wasn’t an international story. The reporter took a short car ride to the assignment and would be able to sleep in her own bed that night.

But domestic safety is becoming a bigger deal for journalists, Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy managing editor at the New York Times, said.

“When the Maryland shooting happened, I knew that would be a game-changer for us, as it has been for many news organizations,” she said. “Sadly, it’s something that we have to focus a lot more time on.”

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