The Foreign Correspondent Study Tour
This chapter discusses the future of the foreign correspondent through the example of the Foreign Correspondent Study Tour (FCST) for Australian journalism university students. Funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). the study tour is designed to offer students the opportunity to file news stories on the ground with real deadlines to a main Australian online media organisation, SBS Online, in order to emulate the ‘foreign correspondent’ experience. In turn, this study tour prepares them for future journalistic experiences within an international context by providing them with the tools to do journalism within another culture. There have been numerous observations that have come out of each of the iterations of the study tour, and this chapter will discuss them.
KeywordsForeign correspondent Journalism education Study tour Cultures of journalism International reporting Local journalism Global news
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