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10/30/2014 12:53 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2014

James Foley Remembered With Touching In Memoriam Video At Online Journalism Awards

Following the Online Journalism Awards in September, the Online News Association has shared a video that was played in memory of the late James Foley.

The touching film serves as a poignant reminder not only of the good Foley did in the world, but also of the dangers he faced on the job.

"I believe that front line journalism is important," Foley says in a clip from a Boston Globe interview that opens the video. "Without these photos, videos, and first hand experience, we can't really tell the world how bad it might be."

The six-minute remembrance briefly highlights some of Foley's accomplishments as a freelance journalist, checking in with perspectives from his friends and family along the way. The video ends with a callout to the James W. Foley Legacy Fund, which aims to support American journalists working in conflict zones, promote youth education and serve as a resource center for families of American hostages.

Foley, who had been missing in Syria for more than a year, was killed in August by the Islamic State militant group. At the time, his mother released a statement confirming his death. It said, in part: "We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people."

Video produced and edited by Matthew Geer.

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