Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Are Foreign Correspondents Necessary?

Chatham House, London


Harriet Alexander, Foreign Correspondent, The Telegraph
Bill Neely, International Editor, ITV News
Professor Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism, Cardiff University
Chair: Alan Philps, Editor, The World Today


The panel will discuss the future of international news reporting. They will assess whether it is anachronistic to rely on a cadre of foreign correspondents who are specialists in no particular country or region, or whether they are able to spot what is new and interesting better than experts, while understanding what their home audience wants to hear. They will discuss the relative merits of commissioning freelancers and citizen journalists, and offer their views on the future direction of reporting in an era of tightening media budgets and digital innovation.

There will be a reception after the event.

This is an Under 35s Forum event.