Kevin Williams has authored an account of "foreign" correspondence and international journalism that is the most comprehensively-sourced, inclusive, contextualized, timely and critical in its field. At last, we have an account that acknowledges that the largest employers of "foreign" correspondents for nearly two hundred years have been and continue to be the news agencies; that the occupation is rooted in a history of imperialism, post-colonialism and commercialization, whose vestiges today are all too apparent; that the impacts of so-called "new media" on the amount, range and quality of international news, while significant, are less dramatic and less positive than commonly supposedOliver Boyd-Barrett, PhD
Professor of Journalism, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
With the clarity of a searchlight, the sharpness of a razorblade and an unusual ability to focus on the essential, Professor Williams' book on international journalism provides a foundation from which further debate on global journalism can take place. In outlining the many paradoxes between the global wave in journalism and the demise of the autonomous foreign correspondent, the book provides a setting for anyone interested in the globalization paradoxes
Jean Monnet Professor, Danish School of Media and Journalism
So how will this change the international journalism of the future? Williams possesses no crystal ball but he does have a sound analytical brain and plenty of solid research. His opening chapters give a clear and detailed explanation of the way international journalism works. This covers everything the student, novice or experienced, needs to understand how the news is brought from foreign lands. There are also detailed discussions about the meaning and purpose of foreign news as well as explanations of why foreign news is becoming less important in domestic media
About the Author
Kevin Williams is Professor and former Head of the School of Arts, at Swansea University. He is the best-selling author of Get Me a Murder a Day!
(2nd ed. 2009).