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Stringer (journalism)

The Hulton Archives/Getty Images claim copyright[1] on this image, but don't identify who took this photo (listing "stringer" as the photographer). The Library of Congress version comes from the New York World Telegram & Sun collection, which in turn credits the photo to the Associated Press.


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The etymology of the word is uncertain. Newspapers once paid stringers per inch of printed text they generated, and one theory says the length of this text was measured against a string. The theory given in the


A superstringer is a long-term freelance journalist, usually a contract worker for one or more news organizations. Traditionally, stringers freelance for a period of time and then become employed full-time by a news organization, but with the collapse of the traditional newspaper advertising model and the emergence of the Internet, many stringers are becoming superstringers.

In this capacity, stringers are used heavily by most television news organizations and some print publications for video footage, photos, and interviews. [2] A

The term is typically confined to news industry jargon. In print or in broadcast terms, stringers are sometimes referred to as correspondents or contributors; at other times, they may not receive any public recognition for the work they have contributed.

As freelancers, stringers do not receive a regular salary and the amount and type of work is typically voluntary. However, stringers often have an ongoing relationship with one or more news organizations, to which they provide content on particular topics or locations when the opportunities arise.[3]


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