Death of the Foreign Correspondent: An Exaggerated Demise? - 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion
At a time when newspapers and the news media in general are under growing pressure to cut costs, foreign correspondents are once again viewed by some as an unaffordable luxury. The number of foreign bureaus maintained by American news media is on the decline. In the era of the Internet, with access to the coverage of news media across the globe at our fingertips, some question the current value of dispatching American reporters overseas. But is the death of the foreign correspondent exaggerated?