The World on a String
How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent
Alan Goodman and John Pollack; Foreword by Wolf Blitzer
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Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: 9781466873872224 Pages
Young reporters need not spend years struggling in obscurity to land coveted foreign assignments. In fact, technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents--stringers--for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets.
The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent is the step-by-step manual that describes how to:
*choose your region wisely
*select the right equipment
*establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad
*make ends meet while filing stories to various media
*prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones
*work effectively with distant editors
Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.
Praise for The World on a String
“An excellent, practical guide to launching yourself in the journalism business. I wish I'd had a copy when I was starting out.” —Carroll Bogert, Newsweek's International Correspondent
“A whole generation of us learned it on the run; now Goodman and Pollack spell it out in wise and practical detail.” —Peter Grose, former foreign correspondent for The Associated Press and The New York Times and former Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs