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What is a stringer?

Asked by J3 (63points) August 1st, 2007

In the newspaper biz, what is a "stringer"?

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A stringer is a freelance journalist.

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A stringer is a reporter who works remotely from the main office or bureaus of the news outlet. For example, the NYtimes might not have a bureau in Little Rock, Arkansas, but they might have a "stringer" there who covers stories for them when something pops up.

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But the reporter would be called a stringer only if he was freelance. Stringers work for any news media as and when they are required. Good ones are proactive rather than reactive.

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