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The Global Freelancer by Steve Dorsey

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4 Reporting

To be a successful freelance journalist, you’ve gotta be a hustler. No matter where you are. Whether you’re in New York or Sydney, freelancing as a journalist isn’t a cakewalk. In fact, it’s more like walking across hot coals. You’re jumping from string to string, under intense pressure to make deadlines all before a short lull before the next intense spurt of work. This will be your life.

Mastering reporting abroad is not all that much different than reporting at home. You must develop sources, search for stories, pitch ideas, and then put it altogether in a compelling way. What makes it challenging is working with little direct supervision, often in a foreign language, and sometimes during periods of intense intervals of news and ...

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