The International Precariat

Foreign correspondents like James Foley, abducted in Syria, are at the most dangerous edge of the freelance economy.

By Jeremy Gantz

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American freelance reporter James Foley vanished. Unidentified men wielding AK-47s pulled him from a car in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib, where government and rebel forces had been clashing, and drove away. Many news reports and a family appeal for [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

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    Welcome to the world of freelancing… It was always tough, now it’s tougher. Editors used to answer your mail occasionally, you’d bandy about stories and develop a relationship… But even ITT doesn’t give a thought about that. I tried for years to get stories on ITT, but couldn’t even get an answer, and I have been freelancing since before some of you were born.

    Posted by Talleyrand on Feb 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM