Iran: News Happens, But Fewer Journalists Are There to Report It

June 2009
Nieman Reports;Summer2009, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p38
This article discusses the foreign news coverage of social and political stories in Iran in 2009. It observes that fewer journalists are reporting stories in the country. It attributes the condition to budget cuts at news organizations due to the economic slowdown. It notes that several newspapers are consolidating their news bureaus and cutting the number of foreign correspondents, including "The Dallas Morning," "The Miami Herald" and "The Chicago Tribune." However, the article informs that some news organizations decided to keep their foreign bureaus despite the economic slowdown.


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