glyph 507: news, reporter, journalism, integrity, courage, fearless pursuit of truth, entreprenurial journalist ... sense for decisive points ... Iraq, Afghanistan, war, soldiers' journalist ... General David A. Petraeus ..... entirely supported by his readers, friends of EF among them ... story, Ledger, Winterhaven, Florida (FL) .... "Michael Yon's work is among the best of journalism." -leif
Michael Yon's jouralism is a source of trustworthy information. His online magazine is always worthwhile. His travels and writing are entirely supported by his readers. Friends of Explorers Foundation are among his investors.
See the story in "The Ledger," Winterhaven, Florida, for January 2, 2011: "Winter Haven Native's War Dispatches Have Worldwide Audience":
The Ledger's story includes this quotation:
Michael Yon is passionate about his work and fearless in pursuit of ground truth. He's got a sense for decisive points (which also tend to be dangerous situations), and he gravitates to them. He's one of those journalists who rucks up and joins units for extended periods to make assessments for himself. ... He is, in short, a soldiers' journalist -- in part because he once was a soldier himself -- and he has earned the respect of those whose actions he reports at the 'pointy end' of our operations. General David A. Petraeus
January 2, 2011