How do journalists elicit "people stories" to tell the news about world events? What are the challenges for war correspondents as they interview civilians, refugees or those living in fear amid violent conflict? How does a reporter explain the global financial crisis by interviewing Occupy or euro zone protesters, or climate change by interviewing drought-stricken farmers? What are the issues in translation, in finding representative voices while presenting a fair balance of opinion, in witnessing hardship without being able to help, or in staying safe at the front lines of news?

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