Columbia News Video Forum

Floyd Abrams

Mark Whitaker

Neal Shapiro

Susan Chira

News Organizations Balance High Cost of Coverage with Greater Interest in Foreign News

Six months after September 11, public interest in the news remains high but the escalating costs of covering the war on terror is putting more pressure on news organizations to balance the bottom line with their responsibility to provide in-depth foreign news and analysis. This issue was discussed by a panel of top editors and broadcast executives at a recent forum hosted by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. The panelists at the forum, "Looking Ahead: The Future of News," included Susan Chira, editor, The New York Times "Week in Review"; Neal Shapiro, president, NBC News, and Mark Whitaker, editor, Newsweek. The discussion was moderated by Floyd Abrams, William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues, Columbia.

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Shot: Mar 05, 2002
Published: Mar 14, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002