Media and Foreign Policy

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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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Interview

How WikiLeaks Affects Journalism

C. W. Anderson interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

WikiLeaks' publication of classified foreign policy cables highlights the continued power of traditional news media and the challenges journalists face from online groups that do not share their views on transparency, says media expert C. W. Anderson.

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Interview

Fighting for 'What Murrow Himself Stood For'

Interview of: Kathy Gannon

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Kathy Gannon notes the impact of being the only western journalist in Taliban-controlled Kabul on September 11th, 2001. She also laments the "particularly worrisome" decline in international coverage at a time when it is increasingly important to have a deeper grasp on world events, cultures and people. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

'The News Industry is a Public Service'

Interview of: Manjeet Kripalani

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Manjeet Kripalani talks about spotting the early trends in globalization towards India and her coverage of that trend. She goes on to propose a shift in the news industry that would see news organizations from countries like India and Mexico take on the void left by western organizations that are increasingly deprived of funding. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

'Begin With the Young Generation' to Sustain Future Foreign Correspondence

Interview of: Jaime FlorCruz

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Jaime FlorCruz talks about her work on a 24-hour cable news network and presents ideas on dealing with the evolving "consumption patterns" of foreign news. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Trading Foreign News for Talking-Heads

Interview of: Donald Kirk

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Donald Kirk considers the strange inverse proportion of improving communications and dwindling foreign reporting. He also remarks on the importance of exposing atrocities committed during the Korean War. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Reporting on the Cold War 'At its Most Frigid'

Interview of: Harry Leonard Heintzen

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Harry Heintzen was a Scandinavian reporter during the Cold War and he recalls the vigorous reaction his writing drew from the Soviet Union. Looking ahead, Heintzen provides a concrete option on how to sustain international journalism. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Competent Foreign Reporting Comes at a High Price

Interview of: Mort Rosenblum

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow Mort Rosenblum points out that "distant guesswork costs nothing," but competent foreign reporting comes at a high price. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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