Even in Digital Age, 'Being There' Still Matters In Foreign Reporting

September 2010
Nieman Reports;Fall2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p6
The author discusses the importance of personal presence in foreign news reporting in spite of the advent of several digital technologies that could be exploited. He cites his experience of personally covering the protest staged by textile workers in Henan province in China. He presents the basic requirements of good journalism as cited by Tom Friedman in the spring of 2006 in his tribute to his mentor in the United Press International's office in London, England.


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