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17:47 Nov 16, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Journalism / Reporting
French term or phrase:grand reporter
Does anyone know if there is an English equivalent for this term? I'm wondering if it might even be the same term. I have no further context, although I have found a Wikipedia (yes, I know!) article that suggests that a 'grand reporter' is one who tends to report from abroad on 'big' stories.
I would be most grateful for some expert help. Thanks!
Unable to cut & paste your refs. But I googled "special correspondent" and found few examples from mainstream media. The main reference is to the 1872 story by Jules Vernes of the adventrues of a Special Correspondent. There are some blogs as well, and small town local media using "special correspondent to describe their only reporter. In this era the term seems to be used by large media only as an horourable title for older journalists coming back from retirement to do special pieces or articles. The most obvious example is NBC Tom Brokaw who became a "special correspondent" after being eased out of his anchor job. It is virtually never used any more for the big name "grand reporters" handling the big overseas stories. For what its worth.
Writeaway supports SPECIAL Correspondent saying other dicos give other suggestions, but it is in each and every standard Fr-En dictionary. Before suggesting that the dictionaries were mistaken or out of date, I checked Robert & Collins 3rd edition 1993. For Grand Reporter it gives INTERNATIONAL Reporter. Personally, I think INTERNATIONAL Correspondent is more frequent but the point is that SPECIAL Correspondent has not been used since the 1800s.
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2 mins confidence:
great or senior reporter
Explanation: Promoting, encouraging and selling on the work of the best in young and newly- starting professional journalists around the world.
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Drmanu49 France Local time: 21:34 Works in field Native speaker of: English, French
6 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +6
Explanation: According to the latest Robert & Collins.
Emma Paulay France Local time: 21:34 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 48