In an opening panel, I was grilled about U.S. journalism and about CJR. One of the questioners had a zinger. He quoted CJR from several months ago promising more coverage of journalism in the rest of the globe. Where is that coverage lately, he wanted to know? Outside of a Letter from Moscow from this past January and a couple of short pieces, I had little to offer in my defense. So that should change in coming months. There is much to learn from the rest of the world.

Mike Hoyt was CJR's executive editor from 2001 to 2013, teaches at Columbia's Journalism School and is the editor of The Big Roundtable, a startup that is a home for narrative writing.