death of the foreign correspondent?

Watch the video of the panel. The panel took place on 14 April 2011.

With new technology why do we still need to send reporters to cover stories in foreign countries? Surely it is cheaper and more democratic to use bloggers or journalists from the place itself? Or is there still a role for the classic role of a witness who can explain what they see to the public back home?

Charlie Beckett director POLIS
Mimosa Martini Channel 5 News
Mort Rosenblum former editor The International Herald Tribune
Richard Sambrook vice-president Edelman (in the photo)

In association with POLIS