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From AJR,   December/January 2011  issue

Farewell to Foggy Bottom   

The number of newspapers and newspaper chains covering the State Department has shrunk dramatically since 2003, the last time AJR conducted its foreign reporting survey.


By Priya Kumar
Priya Kumar (2priyak@gmail.com) is a Washington, D.C.-based writer.     

The number of newspapers and newspaper chains covering the State Department has shrunk dramatically since 2003, the last time AJR conducted its foreign reporting survey. Today just six newspaper reporters spend at least half of their time covering foreign affairs and the State Department, compared with 13 seven years ago.

Boston Globe

  • Farah Stockman
Christian Science Monitor
  • Howard LaFranchi
Tribune Company*
  • Paul Richter
McClatchy
  • Warren P. Strobel
New York Times
  • Mark Landler
Washington Post
  • John Pomfret

*Clarification: An earlier version of this chart listed Paul Richter as covering the State Department for the Los Angeles Times. Richter, who used to be a Times Washington correspondent,now covers the department for the combined bureau of Tribune Co., the L.A. Times' parent company. His work appears in the Times and other Tribune papers.