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The Global Freelancer by Steve Dorsey

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6 New Media

At this point, after you’ve come to terms with the financial realities of working as a freelance foreign correspondent you probably aren’t feeling so great. In fact, you probably feel hopeless and literally worthless as a journalist.

However, one major change in media has given new hope to freelance journalists: new media. Online news organizations have made a career as a freelance foreign correspondent possible for more journalists than at any other time.

New media have “really created some new opportunities,” says Trevor Knoblich, digital director for the U.S.-based Online News Association. “We’re also seeing some real investments” in foreign correspondence from online news sites like VICE and BuzzFeed. Each takes advantage of strong ...

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