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Paperback The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent Book

ISBN: 0805048421

ISBN13: 9780805048421

The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent

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So you want to be Edward R. Murrow. Or maybe the James Woods character in Salvador. Either way, you have a hankering for intrigue, exotic locales, hotel rooms, and shrapnel. This is your book. Current... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Very practical, good information

As a journalism myself when I first buy this book I didnt expect the things I got at the end of it. Even that the book concentrates more in the cases of war correspondants, in the way the book is written we can use those examples in our careers even do that we're not working in the war zone by the time. The authors give the readers all the information he or she might need when they decide to break into freelancing. The book is very easy to read and when you finish with it you realize you do it rapidly and you dont get bored or even tired.

Practical and informative

Goodman tackles a broad subject with a concise eye for the practical approach to becoming a freelance foreign correpondent. He also might make it sound a little too easy, but I think his heart is in the right place and most of the book is realistic about what steps you should take before making the leap into the correspondent ring. Though still a college student, I have used much of Goodman's advice toward my goal of becoming a foreign correspondent by preparing here on the home front before embarking after graduation. Goodman focus on this side of the issue, preparing relentlessly before you go, is probably the biggest factor in sucess or failure in making the freelance leap work. Easy to read, full of helpful info -- though I wish it could be longer, it goes a long way in what it has.
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