Despite the competitive nature of journalism, foreign correspondents have found they have a need to come together around their common interests. Moreover correspondents reporting for a home audience often require a space where they can establish a common ground with officials and news sources, where news events are packaged specifically for the benefit of transmission overseas. Generally journalists also find that a place where they can be involved in an informal sharing of information, contacts and discussion of recent events is often essential in a country where they are unfamiliar with the language. For these reasons foreign correspondent clubs have become important sites for the correspondent to affirm and develop their professional identities.
Recommended CitationTebbutt, J., An interview at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 8, 2000, 164-172.