chapter  10
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Transnational News Flows in the Network Journalism Sphere

The impacts of digitalization and globalization are maybe strongest felt in the fi eld of foreign reporting. Within a sphere of global news fl ows, the contextual settings in which foreign news stories are presented are under scrutiny. At the same time, the emergence of transnational networks such as CNN and the new access opportunities even to remote spots on the globe are changing the practice of corresponding across borders. New job profi les have emerged, with so-called parachute journalists sent on short assignments to hot spots or backpack journalists traveling without staff or a crew to points of interest.