Can the Foreign Correspondent Still Exist?

  • Saba BebawiEmail author
  • Mark Evans


This chapter questions whether the concept and role of the foreign correspondent still exists in light of the digital media environment that reporters operate in today, with the rise of social media where users have access to events on the ground. This chapter includes a discussion on various scholarly debates on this, arguing that there is still a need for reporters on the ground to report on events, albeit that the concept of the foreign correspondent might need to change within an ever-changing media environment. At the same time, there is a greater need for cultural diversity as positions on global media discourse state, hence the need for more cultural understanding.


Foreign correspondent Global journalism International reporting Parachute journalism Local reporter Citizen journalism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology SydneyNSWAustralia
  2. 2.University of Technology SydneyNSWAustralia

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