Asia Pacific Media Educator


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.