A new form of embedding for international journalism

Too often, foreign reporting out side of major capitals consists of sending a crew to a disaster, taking a few shots and some stories, then flying out to the nearest safe haven. The Guardian chose to embed itself in a small Ugandan community for three year, setting up a media centre and generally following the slow pace of development in what used to be called the third world. The Globe and Mail has started a similar project in Haiti. Well worth the read. And Walrus is worth subscribing to. I was skeptical earlier on, but the last two issues show more interesting commentary and excellent writing, on the level of Saturday Night in its better years.

The Walrus, December 2010

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