THEY COVERED ANOTHER KIND OF WAR: AIDS
The Bodies on the Line Project was founded to identify and honor the lives and legacy of journalists who died of AIDS and others who died of non-HIV causes but made a significant contribution to journalism about the epidemic. Today, that list is incomplete -- we are still learning of many journalists who silently battled HIV while reporting on the disease, and others whose professional careers were cut short by AIDS.
The names on this page are the working list of over 200 journalists across different media we have identified to date. They represent individuals from mostly larger US cities and harder-hit regions and are affiliated with major and alternative media outlets. They include professional journalists and regular contributors to community HIV publications, and those working in different media including science journalists, major television and cable broadcasters, radio producers, film and theater producers, critics, and print reporters who helped to narrate the ongoing national battle against AIDS from its earliest days in the 1980s.
We know our list is incomplete and invite you to help us learn about others who deserve recognition on this list. We know there are journalists and media makers from smaller cities and towns, and those from communities whose stories remain less visible. Please help us celebrate their lives and contributions to American journalism and the AIDS movement.