Rukmini Callimachi covers ISIS for The New York Times. Part 1 of this episode is available here.
“Ever since I started in journalism, I feel like I'm perpetually winded. Like I'm just running as hard as I can to stay ahead of this train that's crashing. The caboose is falling off the back and I'm trying to run faster than the train to get to this very limited pool of amazing jobs. Once I got overseas I would say a prayer every night for the amazing life I was finally able to lead.”
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- Callimachi on Longform
- [11:00] "The Horror Before the Beheadings" (The New York Times • Oct 2014)
- [15:00] "The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations" (Robert Siegel • NPR • Aug 2014)
- [15:00] "Tremor Mortis" (Time • Feb 2001)
- [23:00] The Daily Herald
- [30:00] "Katrina's Nameless Dead" (AP • Dec 2006)
- [36:00] "From Amateur to Ruthless Jihadist in France" (with Jim Yardley • New York Times • Jan 2015)