The last column

Highlighting the human cost of journalism, and how murder of journalists is a form of censorship

Published On
Sep 17, 2019


The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal. Numerous journalists die every year reporting the news. And while many people have heard of high-profile cases like Jamal Khashoggi, the general public is completely unaware of the tragic scope of the situation: 1,337 journalists have been killed in the line of duty since 1992.

We created a memorial movement bringing attention to the human cost of journalism: The Last Column. An integrated initiative featuring a logo made of the names of the 1,337 journalists killed in action, a book gathering the final works of more than twenty murdered journalists, and video & audio interviews with their friends and families. A way to immortalize the courageous men and women killed in the service of newsgathering.


Images and Video courtesy of Ron Haviv/VII, CNN & CPJ


Sep 17, 2019
Agency :
Creative Director :
Colin Nagy
Creative Director :
Laurent Leccia
Copywriter :
Gabriel Sehringer
Art Director :
Kate Ji-Yeon Kim
Designer :
Jack Hwang
Amanda Hellman
Account Executive :
Lauren Keller
Junior Strategist :
Austin Meyer-Ferris
Executive Producer :
Amanda Van Caneghem
Producer :
Anna-Maria Egisto
Video Production :
VII Agency
Publishing :
Harper Collins
Director :
Ron Haviv
Director of Photography :
Andy Whitlatch
Camera :
Ed Kashi
Camera :
Christopher Morris
Camera :
Zachary Canepari
Assistant Camera :
Sofia Adams
Production Assistant :
Ben Brody
Editorial :
The Whitehouse Post
Editor :
Matt Hartman
Assistant Editor :
Rachel Hamburger
Logo Animation :

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