A collection of essays by top international correspondants in print, broadcasting, and photojournalism,
International News Reporting offers an introduction to journalism written by the people who have made the profession what it is today.
Contributors identify the major areas of professional practice which students and young journalists need to know in order to work safely in, and understand fully, the field of international news gatheringLooks at events from conflicts to humanitarian disastersCovers crucial topics such as how to report stories about the developing world, how to avoid stereotyping, the uses and abuses of blogging, and risk assessment for journalists in conflict zones
John Owen is professor of international journalism at City University in London and has played a leading role in international journalism for the past 30 years that included serving as chief news editor of CBC Television News. John is the founding chairman of the Frontline Club Forum in London, and also the founding executive producer of News Xchange. Heather Purdey is a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Publishing at City University in London. She has been a journalist since 1976 and has worked in newspapers, radio and television.
Notes on Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Bearing Witness: Janine di Giovanni (Vanity Fair). 2. The Future of News Services and International Reporting: David Schlesinger (Reuters). 3. Technology, Timeliness and Taste: The Battlefronts for the Twenty-First Century News Agency: Nigel Baker (APTN). 4. Freelance Journalism: Vaughan Smith (freelance and Frontline). 5. Letter to a Young Photographer: Gary Knight (VII). 6. Diplomacy and Journalism: Bridget Kendall (BBC). 7. Non-Stop Deadlines: 24-Hour News: Nick Pollard (formerly Sky News). 8. World Perspectives: Ignoring the World at our Peril: Tony Burman (formerly CBC). 9. Local Heroes: Anthony Borden (Institute for War & Peace Reporting). 10. Taking the Right Risk: Chris Cramer (formerly CNN). 11. Emotions, Trauma and Good Journalism: Mark Brayne (formerly Reuters and Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma). 12. Citizen Journalism: Richard Sambrook (BBC Global News). 13. Working at the Coalface of New Media: Ben Hammersley (BBC). 14. Reporting Humanitarian Crises: Peter Apps (Reuters). Index