Swashbuckling Adventurers

August 25, 2009

This from a recent exam sat by City University journalism students:

In popular legend dating from the Crimean War to the Vietnam War, foreign correspondents had a reputation as swashbuckling adventurers. What is the workaday reality for foreign correspondents today? In what ways have the job, and the typical profile of those doing it, changed?

 Fewer cleft sticks, I suspect.


3 thoughts on “Swashbuckling Adventurers”

  1. Andrew says:

    “What is the workaday reality?” Well last night I came in from the Khartoum front line and watched 5 episodes of Gavin & Stacy

  2. Rob Crilly says:

    I remember realising that things had got really bad during the Kenyan election violence when The Tamarind restaurant ran out of fresh crab.

  3. Tamar says:

    ammmm, swashbuckling? I was drinking coffee in the YMCA after covering the checkpoints….

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