Media and Foreign Policy

Foreign Affairs Article

When Congress Gets Mad

Author: Steven Casey

The scholar Edward Corwin famously described the separation of powers between the executive and the legislative branches set out in the U.S. Constitution as “an invitation to struggle for the privilege of directing American foreign policy.” With different parties controlling different branches of government, partisan politics tends to intensify this struggle, and the consequences can be ugly. 

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Soldier-Authors: The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in New Works of Fiction

Speakers: Elliot L. Ackerman, Matthew Gallagher, and Michael Pitre
Presider: Peter Godwin

Elliot L. Ackerman, author of Green on Blue: A Novel, Matthew Gallagher, author of Youngblood, and Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, join PEN American Center's Peter Godwin, to discuss the authors’ military experiences during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and what led each of them to write war-related novels.

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A Conversation with Network News Executives (Audio)

Speakers: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Gideon Rose


Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

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Audio Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel
Presider: Megan McArdle

Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.

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Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age (Audio)

Speakers: Bill Nichols, Vijay Ravindran, and Vivian Schiller
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Alberto Ibargüen

Experts discuss how to harness new media technologies to distribute news.

This event was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event and was made possible through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

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War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreign Correspondents (Audio)

Speakers: Kim Barker, Mohamad Bazzi, Christopher Dickey, and Kathy Gannon
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Christiane Amanpour

Listen to former Edward R. Murrow press fellows analyze the difficulties associated with reporting from war zones based on their experiences.

This session was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event, which was made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Time Warner, Inc.

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The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Speaker: Samantha Barry
Speaker: Kate Nocera
Speaker: Vivian L. Schiller
Presider: Betsy Fischer Martin

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the public receives their news and analyzes U.S. foreign policy.

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