Communities

Local Journalists

Overview

CFR’s Local Journalists initiative helps print, broadcast, and digital-first journalists working for regional publications based throughout the United States draw connections between the local issues they cover and national and international dynamics. Through a webinar series, an annual workshop tailored to the needs of local journalists, and year-round foreign policy expertise and analysis, participants gain access to the vast resources CFR has to offer and a professional network of peers and sources. For more information on how to participate, please email [email protected].

CFR Featured Content

United States

Recent wildfires in Canada and California offer a preview of a world made far more dangerous by climate change, one in which smoke and fire exact an ever-increasing toll on public health and the economy.

Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could transform economies, politics, and everyday life. Some experts believe this increasingly powerful technology could lead to amazing advances and prosperity. Yet, many tech and industry leaders are warning that AI poses substantial risks, and they are calling for a moratorium on AI research so that safety measures can be established. But amid mounting great-power competition, it’s unclear whether national governments will be able to coordinate on regulating this technology that offers so many economic and strategic opportunities.

COVID-19

The United States struggled with COVID-19, but some states managed to keep deaths and infections relatively low without shutting society down or ignoring the crisis.

Recent Webinars

Global Health Program

Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses policies aimed at ending the opioid crisis, challenges to stopping the flow of fentanyl across borders, and how this affects …

Technology and Innovation

Dex Hunter-Torricke, head of global communications & marketing at Google DeepMind, discusses how AI technology could shape reporting the news and the role of journalists, and Benjamin Pimentel, senio…

Immigration and Migration

Julia Gelatt, senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, discuss the Biden administration’s expansion of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program and recent developments in U.S. imm…

We Want to Hear From You

CFR is working to develop more opportunities for local journalists to interact with CFR. We welcome input, feedback, and suggestions from journalists around the country. Please email [email protected] with your ideas or to indicate your interest in attending future workshops and events.

Resources From CFR

Media Call Series

Led by CFR experts and scholars, this invitation-only conference call series gives journalists the opportunity to benefit from analysis of breaking international news, such as tensions with Iran, the G20 Summit, Brexit negotiations, and more. Please click here and scroll to Press List Sign-Up to receive media call invitations: https://www.cfr.org/media

CFR Experts

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners. Their expertise covers the world’s major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today’s global agenda. Visit www.cfr.org/expertsfor more information, and email [email protected] with interview requests.

Publications

CFR Task Force Reportsbooks, and other special publications offer analysis on major topical and regional issues facing state and local governments. CFR can provide materials free of charge at the request of officials and their staff.

CFR.org

CFR’s award-winning website provides daily analysis of current events by CFR fellows and the CFR.org editorial team, interviews with experts, in-depth Explainers, and Emmy Award-winning multimedia interactives, as well as podcasts and downloadable video and audio files of CFR on-the-record meetings.

Foreign Affairs

America’s most influential publication on international affairs offers accessible in-depth analysis of current issues. CFR offers a discounted subscription to local journalists, which you can access through this link with the promo code CFROTR: www.foreignaffairs.com/outreachcfr

Newsletters

CFR offers many newsletters highlighting CFR resources and events relevant to journalists. Please visit the Newsletters page to manage your subscription.

Contact Information

For more information about CFR’s Local Journalists initiative, please contact [email protected] or 212.434.9564.