“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.
â€œA 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.
â€œThat’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.â€ link