Asia Pacific Media Educator


I created the Foreign Correspondent web site (www.uq.edu.au/ jrn/fc/) in December 1998, at the request of Anna Day from the Department of Journalism at the University of Queensland. Anna had been corresponding with an international collection of foreign correspondents and academics, coordinating their discussions via an email list. The list was not automated, however, and the group had no Web presence. It was felt that a Web page which focused on sites and tools relevant to foreign correspondence would be a useful resource for group members and a means of announcing and publicising the group and its activities to a wider audience. I had already created a journalism Web site, the Guide to Internet information sources for Australian journalists (www.uq.edu.au/jrn/ozguide/), so I had some experience in finding and organising sites for journalists and in publishing and maintaining a Web page.