Media and Foreign Policy

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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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Thomas H. Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters

Speaker: Thomas H. Glocer
Presider: Mark Whitaker

Information--content, delivery, and quantity--play ever increasing roles in policy decisions, business strategy, political calculations, and societal exchanges. As CEO of an expansive network of users and markets, Thomas H. Glocer has led the way in innovative electronic information sharing, allowing Thomson Reuters to become one of the leading sources of business and financial news worldwide. And, as the global landscape of communications continues to change and evolve, the role of the media is constantly redefined. Please join Mr. Glocer as he shares his views on globalization, financial reform, and corporate social responsibility, as well as his own experiences leading a global corporation.

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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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Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age

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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HBO History Makers: A Conversation with Ted Turner

Speaker: Ted Turner
Introductory Speaker: Daniel L. Schorr
Presider: David G. Bradley

Concentrating on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy, Mr. Turner will share personal anecdotes and reflect on larger lessons for innovation and international relations. In collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Home Box Office History Makers Series sponsors speakers whose contributions made a prominent impact at a critical juncture in history.

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Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy: Torture at Times: Waterboarding in the Media

Authors: Nitin Desai, Andre Pineda, Majken Runquist, and Mark Fusunyan

A new study from Harvard looks at how the American media covered waterboarding. Harvard students study the media's treatment of waterboarding in four major news outlets since the 1930s and found that after 2004, there was a dramatic decline in characterizing waterboard as a form of torture. They show how reporters became allies of law enforcement—instead of the skeptics they're supposed to be.

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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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'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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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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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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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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A Bleak Outlook on the Impossibility of Sustained Foreign Correspondence

Interview of: Lewis Simons

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 Lewis Simons recalls his revealing report on corruption in the Philippines but anticipates a coming downfall of international reporting. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Covering 'One Of The Most Frightening Places On Earth'

Interview of: Mary Anne Weaver

As part of the Edward R. Murrow 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 Marry Anne Weaver discusses the emergence of Pakistan as a hot-bed for terrorism and the lapse in U.S. foreign policy that partially caused this emergence. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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