Students in our programs benefit from a team of experienced foreign correspondents.
News Decoder correspondents have worked for the world’s leading media organizations, including Reuters, the Financial Times, CNN, The Times, Bloomberg, the International Herald Tribune and Agence France-Presse. Collectively, they have covered most of the major news events of the past 50 years in politics, wars, economics, diplomacy, corruption and religion. They are also authors, professors, scholars and consultants.
Correspondents share their wealth of knowledge through:
- writing exclusive decoders on a variety of global topics
- mentoring students one-on-one
- advising on student pitches and story development
- participating in webinars and interviews
- sharing tips for careers in journalism.
On the Front Lines
Meet five of our correspondents in this series by former News Decoder intern Amari Leigh.
- Maggie Fox has a press pass to history
- Elaine Monaghan: “Talk to strangers”
- Betty Wong is a storyteller at heart
- Sue Landau helps youth fix the climate
- Barry Moody recalls sleepless nights
MEET OUR CORRESPONDENTS
NELSON GRAVES is the founder of News Decoder. An experienced educator and administrator, Graves was a correspondent, bureau chief and regional managing editor at Reuters for 24 years, holding posts in Washington, Paris, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Milan and Tokyo. He later served as admissions director at Johns Hopkins University’s graduate program in international relations.
BARRY MOODY was a correspondent and editor for Reuters for more than 40 years, based in Italy, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, the United States, Hong Kong and Australasia. He was Africa Editor for 10 years and Middle East editor for seven, during which time he led coverage of the 2003 Iraq war. His assignments took him from covering global tours by Pope John Paul and mafia gangs in Italy to head-hunters in Papua New Guinea and conflicts in the Middle East and Africa as well as U.S. politics, plus three football World Cups and three Olympics.