About This Course

The TOL Foreign Correspondent course is a great introduction to international reporting that teaches participants how to carve out a place in a changing, but still fascinating profession and make it work financially.

Participants will learn how to break into foreign reporting, find their feet in a foreign country, pitch ideas to editors, when (and why) to bypass official sources of information, find the story no one else has, stay safe in dangerous and unpredictable places, avoid common mistakes that even seasoned professionals make, and how to adapt their stories for multiple media.

Course participants are trained by highly experienced foreign correspondents and complete a real-life reporting assignment under their guidance that can generate an invaluable clip for an early-career journalist. Trainees also will learn how to shoot illustrative photos to accompany their articles, an essential skill in a profession that increasingly values multimedia proficiency.