Media and Foreign Policy

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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Interview

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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Op-Ed

Bill Safire

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
Forbes Online

Leslie H. Gelb comments on the passing of New York Times columnist, Bill Safire, "the best friend and the worst enemy to friends and foes."

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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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Interview

Education Will Foster Demand For International Journalism

Interview of: James O. Goldsborough

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 James Goldsborough talks about the backlash of the Vietnam War felt in Western Europe and declares education as a way to foster demand for international journalism. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Foreign Affairs a 'Crucial Part of the News Diet'

Interview of: Clifford Krauss

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 Clifford Krauss considers the future of international journalism and recalls the "critical" year he spent at the Council on Foreign Relations. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

The Undercurrents of War Reporting

Interview of: Jane Arraf

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 Jane Arraf discusses the intensity and complications of covering a war and " the luxury of stepping back and taking a wider look," afforded to her by her fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

 

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Interview

'Exhilirating': A Reporter's Experiences in International Journalism

Interview of: Thomas W. Lippman

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 Thomas Lippman discusses his time in Egypt during President Anwar Sadat's historic trip to Israel in 1977. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

Lessons Learned From Covering Iraq

Interview of: Mohamad Bazzi

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 Mohamad Bazzi looks back to his early coverage of the Iraq war and what it taught him about the importance of having many different news outlets covering the same story. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Interview

'Dangerous Reporters' and the Impact of International Journalism

Interview of: David Remnick

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 David Remnick discusses his coverage of the fall of Communism, and the importance of "fearless" reporters who risk everything to "expose the unspeakable." For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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Audio

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

The Media as a Force for Public Accountability

Interview of: Elizabeth Rubin

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 Elizabeth Rubin considers why she was blacklisted by the media department of the 101st Airborne Division. Using her experience covering the military she also explores possibilities for the future of international reporting at this time of upheaval. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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