“Basic Foreign correspondence is dead. I think that’s a damn good thing”

David Schlesinger, Reuters News editor-in-chief, gave the traditional foreign correspondent model both barrels at a debate on International news coverage at City University in London last week.

“A lot of basic traditional foreign correspondence was lousy. It was reading the local papers, having some fixer translate it for you, stringing it together and sending it in.
“That’s dead and thank God it’s dead because the real foreign correspondence that will survive will be the foreign correspondence that adds insight, gives you a reason to read it, has a reason to survive.” link