Teaching research experiment on applied virtual foreign correspondence: This experiment, in which special teaching forms and methods are developed, the Chair of Journalism regularly holds fitting seminars and academic exercises. It sees itself as a student pilot project of multiplied, Internet-based self-experimentation. The aim is to find out whether it is possible to report as journalist without expensive foreign correspondents 'on location' and without personal contact with people in a region with the only basis of virtual online resources and research of data journalism. The results are often amazingly realistic and near. Some students produce as virtual correspondent at the university topics and reports from abroad. At the same time other students produce as a genuine correspondent similar topics even under realistic time and scheduling constraints, which lends itself especially in the border region around Passau. In a random given week, the students will also be enabled as a virtual and real correspondents on a nightly stand-bay bases and activated by a phone call. Finally, the student virtual products and genuine correspondence reports are compared with those of professional foreign correspondents. Also the results of the different reports are discussed in this plenum.