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Foreign Correspondents

Overview

Foreign correspondents report on news from countries outside of where their newspapers, radio or television networks, or wire services are located. They sometimes work for a particular newspaper, but since today's media focus more on local and national news, they usually rely on reports from news wire services to handle international news coverage rather than dispatching their own reporters to the scene. Only the biggest newspapers and television networks employ foreign correspondents. These reporters are usually stationed in a particular city and cover a wide territory.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Curious

Enterprising

Outgoing

Career Ladder
News Director

Columnist, or Editorial Writer, or Editor

Foreign Correspondent

Reporter

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