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.