Professor Kanigel: On Being a Foreign Correspondent

August 4, 2014

HUFFINGTON POST -- Rachele Kanigel’s “10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents” immediately drew my attention but her headline didn’t quite match my expectations. She focused more on her experience in running a study abroad program than on preparing her charges for the rigors of overseas assignments. Kanigel, an associate professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University, a former daily newspaper reporter and an ex-freelancer for magazines and websites, hit on interesting points like making contact with local news organizations in the countries she and her students visited and finding in-country partners —universities, language schools or media.