The Stringfixer – How to Find a Good String Fixer

Stringers, if you’re unfamiliar, are typically local freelance photographers or videographers who can be hired by news outlets to provide high-quality footage or photos for a fraction of the cost that it would take to send out a crew. Often they are the first people to witness the scene and their expertise in the field is invaluable to an organization’s reputation for reporting breaking news. The industry is dominated by small firms with low overhead and a lack of formal training programs, but there are several large-scale operations that can be considered to be competitors in the game. One of the more notable is the New York Times, which uses stringers to produce about a third of its output.

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