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The Importance of Foreign Correspondence

Following are comments I delivered last night prior to the screening of “A Mighty Heart,” about Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent Daniel Pearl. A panel discussion with some of Pearl’s colleagues preceded and followed the screening, held at the Newseum in Washington, DC: “At no time is the free flow of information more important than […]

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Backpack Journalism. The Right Stuff

Now that I’ve posted a definition of backpack journalism, the next question might be, “So what does it take to be a backpack journalist?” Here are the requirements, not necessarily in the order of importance:VISUAL TALENT: The backpack journalist needs artistic talent to recognize compelling images. Images are the engine inside this medium. Edward R. […]

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