Making American Foreign Affairs Reporting Great Again
How can the U.S. media more effectively challenge the official D.C. narrative on national security, and why is this so important?
During the heyday of print reporting, most major U.S. newspapers had a sizable number of foreign bureaus. The advent of Internet news and the subsequent downsizing of newspapers and traditional media organizations have drastically altered how national security and foreign affairs are covered in the United States. Many reporters covering foreign affairs do so from the U.S., meaning that they have less access to sources on the ground, and thus are less able to successfully challenge the official D.C. narrative.