By: Jaron Gilinsky | PBS
August 2014 was a horrific month for freelance journalists. We are still mourning the loss of our colleagues, James (Jim) Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans who entered Syria to report on the country’s violent civil war. Both were talented journalists who focused their reporting on the human rights abuses of Syrian civilians. But in their last moments, Jim and Steven, wearing bright orange suits under hazy desert skies, suddenly had professional cameras and microphones aimed squarely at them.