Just When We Need Them Most

Old Blog Import

… according to The Los Angeles Times, American media are presenting just 20 to 30 percent of the overseas news they published and broadcast 15 or 20 years ago. ABC by last year had cut its overseas bureaus from 17 to seven; according to The Los Angeles Times, only 282 people were working as full time foreign correspondents for American media. When I worked in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1980s, you probably could have found that many waiting in line for lunch at Fofi’s restaurant in Berlin.”