Vanishing Foreign Reporting? Don’t Underestimate the Web

From Time magazine’s declaration that “you” were the person of the year in 2006, to Frontline’s recent airing of “News War,” a four-part series examining the changing news landscape, the Internet’s paradigm-shifting effect on the media has begun to dawn on many journalists and media executives alike. Strangely, however, a recent spate of opinion pieces about the grim state of foreign news reporting has ignored the promise of the Internet. Reports in January that the Boston Globe would shutter its remaining three overseas bureaus triggered a number of opinion essays decrying the trend. But few of these commentators recognized the […]

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