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On The Menu: A Conversation About International Reporting With Daljit Dhaliwal Of “Worldfocus”


Today on the media- Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Daljit Dhaliwal, the anchor of WNET‘s international news show “Worldfocus,” which celebrates its first birthday today.

Dhaliwal discussed covering international news for an American audience and mixing it with human interest stories on “Worldfocus.”

“You often hear this complaint — or at least I have for the last 15 years that I have been working in international news — that, well, most Americans don’t care about international news,” she said. “But everybody who I’ve ever spoken to in my line of work has been very grateful that these kinds of news programs like ‘Worldfocus’ exist.”

She also gave some good advice about the kinds of tools needed for journalists today who want to go into international reporting. “I think you’ve just got to have determination,” she said. “I think you’ve got to have your wits about you. I think you have to be smart. I think you have to be creative and determined to do your homework…before you get out into the field. But sometimes the challenges of the field present you with a set of circumstances to which you have to react. I really think this is a job that you learn out in the field.”

Learn more about Dhaliwal and “Worldfocus” at the show’s Web site,

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