Students in the Medill Washington newsroom this summer are in the same program James Foley went through 7 years ago. The news came as a shock.
“ You really take it to heart when you know he also graduated from Medill,” said Dima Ansari in the National Security program. “It makes you think about you as a reporter coming out from Medill and possibly the dangers associated with reporting.”
Caroline Cataldo, who is taking the covering conflicts class, said she could not help but think of herself in Foley’s situation.
“This quarter I have sat through hours of class time learning how to cover conflicts and national security issues.” Cataldo said. “Though I don’t think James’ path is meant for me, his story hits close to home in ways I was not expecting.”
Taryn Galbreath said “it feels odd and scary to think of his experience like ours… It is kind of unimaginable.”