How my first editor taught me to report “without fear or favour”

What American journalism’s “teaching moments” teach us about American journalism

David Smith on why the years following Franco’s death will always hold a place in his heart

David Smith recalls his time as a journalist covering the devastating famine in Karamoja, northern Uganda, in the 1980s

David Smith on the time he spent with Yasir Arafat, the former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization

David Smith reminisces on his relationship with John McCain

My time as the first foreign broadcaster accredited to Mao’s China

From bonding over jokes about Jesuit teachers to becoming a persona non grata, David Smith recalls his relationship with Robert Mugabe

Despite dying suddenly and younger than many of his contemporaries, Robert Fisk undoubtedly outlived his era

Hannah Betts has a fashion-defying weak spot for empowering altitudes