Working with International Media
Government communicators are often familiar and comfortable working with local media and making them an important part of a media strategy. Less well known and understood, and often overlooked, is the international media, those foreign media organizations who have correspondents either based in your country or flown in to report the news. What they report often shapes the way your country is perceived by the rest of the world, so it’s important to understand how they operate and what kind of stories interest their audience.
In this session, four experienced foreign correspondents will discuss how they operate, how they select stories to cover, the expectations of the news organizations they work for and the audience at home they report for, their experiences of dealing with government press officials, how foreign reporting has changed in an age of instant communications and social media, as well as explain and discuss important journalism concepts and issues such as press freedom, ethics, objectivity, bias, and censorship.