WPR at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs

Media in International Conflict, a student group at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, invited World Politics Review Publisher Hampton Stephens to be part of a panel the group sponsored last week called “Global News Evolution: The Extinction of the Foreign Bureau and the Rise of a New Journalistic Species.”

He was joined on the panel by Bartle Breese Bull, international correspondent and foreign editor for Britain’s Prospect magazine, and Alec McCabe, former North Asia bureau chief for Bloomberg News who now supervises recruitment and hiring for Bloomberg’s print news worldwide.

A video of Hampton’s presentation is below, in which he argues that the state of foreign news reporting in the Internet age is much better than often claimed (see this piece to read a version of the argument). We will post the presentations of the other speakers as they become available: