Part Two

A steady stream of fresh content fills the pages of newsprint, seven days a week for larger cities, six days for medium-sized ones like my hometown, or once a week for the next county over. That’s where the freelancer comes in.

Newsrooms can’t afford to pay a wealth of full-time reporters, but welcome contributions from freelance stringers.

Here’s how to begin a winning relationship with the editor-in-chief of your local newspaper.