WPI Media Coverage

How does the American press look to journalists from other countries?

Fellows with the World Press Institute have been traveling around the United States since August. Their visit has coincided with major hurricanes, mounting tensions with North Korea and the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

How does the American media look to journalists from other countries? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two World Press Institute fellows about their experience traveling around the United States, and how they cover big stories in their home countries.

Ekaterina Ivashenko is a journalist for the Russian news agency Ferghana.Ru, and Eltaf Najafizada is an Afghanistan-based reporter for Bloomberg News.

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...I spoke to the group [10 journalists who are touring the country as World Press Institute fellows] in Chicago on Friday and was confirmed in a sense that context is grievously lacking in some assessments of Trump by the American media.

More interesting than the the travellers' firm grasp of the obvious was to discern a certain Alexis de Tocqueville outsider's insight about the U.S. from folks seeing it in some cases for the first time.

World Press Forum 2016