foreign correspondent


Definition of foreign correspondent

: a correspondent employed to send news or comment from a foreign country

Examples of foreign correspondent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So a group of photography students kept taking pictures and documenting their lives from afar, like foreign correspondents slipping into a new world. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Coronavirus live updates, April 27: Front-line worker pandemic deaths pile up in Michigan," 27 Apr. 2020 Chris Wyatt, director of African studies at the U.S. Army War College; Karen Allen, senior research adviser at the Institute for Security Studies and former foreign correspondent for BBC News; and Judd Devermont, director of the CSIS Africa Program. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Taliban conduct deadly bombing in Afghanistan as Pentagon defends keeping violence data secret," 4 May 2020 Ben Hubbard, the Beirut bureau chief of the New York Times, has written a book about the man, which was reviewed on Monday by Christopher Dickey, a veteran foreign correspondent. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Wanted for genocide, &c.," 11 Mar. 2020 The exceptions in China are the foreign correspondents, whose reports provide rare windows into the world’s second-largest economy, especially during events that affect the world like the ongoing coronavirus outbreak., "Trump’s Cut to Chinese Media Points to Wider U.S. Strategy Shift," 3 Mar. 2020 NBC News foreign correspondent Janis Mackey Frayer’s coverage of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, Japan and the United Kingdom — followed by a 14-day self-quarantine — has kept her apart from her family for a month and a half. Eric Todisco,, "NBC News Correspondent Janis Mackey Shares Emotional Reunion with Son After Quarantine," 2 Apr. 2020 Beijing has also established red lines for foreign correspondents. Aaron Rhodes, National Review, "China Is Pushing a ‘Zero’ Myth on COVID-19," 27 Mar. 2020 The two countries have recently seen tensions grow over the virus, which spread from China, as well as a spat that has seen both nations reduce the number of foreign correspondents permitted from the other country. Alex Leary And William Mauldin, WSJ, "U.S. Plans to Stop Collecting Import Tariffs for Three Months, Officials Say," 27 Mar. 2020 Beyond the expulsions of the Journal reporters, the Chinese government has repeatedly allowed the visas of foreign correspondents whose work is perceived as unfriendly to lapse, forcing them to leave the country. New York Times, "U.S. Limits Chinese Staff at News Agencies Controlled by Beijing," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of foreign correspondent

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Foreign correspondent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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