America’s first foreign correspondents

51S0J%2B3ez-L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_ “It is no longer desirable, or even safe… for public opinion in this country to rely, as it now does, almost exclusively on foreign agencies, most of them subsidized by foreign governments, for their news of foreign countries.” A beautiful piece on the invention of American foreign news by John Maxwell Hamilton, a former foreign correspondent, now academic, focussing on the Chicago Daily News. Taken from his book , “Journalism’s Roving Eye: A History of American Newsgathering Abroad.” Quoted by the ever-stimulating Newsosaur.

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