For decades, the BBC World Service has provided the gold standard in English-language foreign reporting. But the World Service sounds different these days. Turning on the wireless, you won't necessarily hear the plummy, mellifluous tones of the "BBC accent". Many of the service's reporters are now hired to report on their local communities, instead of being flown over from the UK.
How to cover international news without paying (much) for it
Foreign coverage is expensive. From fixers to freelancers, former foreign news editor and academic Colleen Murrell tells Crikey how Australian media organisations are trying to make it less so.