News From Home
News is basically news about current affairs. This can be given through several media: print, radio, television, wire services, publishing, videotape, news wires, the hearsay of witnesses and observers, or by the testimony of experts and other officials. In some countries, print and broadcast media are combined to create daily newspaper. In the United States, however, there are still two major ways of getting news: the “real-time” type and the “continual” type. “Real-time” news comprises news that is available as of the moment it happened, while “continual” news is news that is being disseminated as the happening is ongoing.
With the proliferation of the Internet, some aspects of the news industry have changed dramatically. For example, correspondents now have more freedom to ask follow-up questions to interviewees that they interview. However, a more reliable method of obtaining and disseminating news would be to hire a freelance news agency. Freelance correspondents have their own editors, reporters, and producers that ensure that the desired content is given to the client. The news agency, instead of relying on one person to write and dispense the news, has several different people who are adept in writing different types of news.
Freelance correspondents, both freelance reporters and news agencies, usually work for small business owners and manufacturers who do not have the time to devote to hiring news reporters or news bureau staff. They are often the first point of contact for a large number of people who are important sources of news. In fact, freelance news agencies operate as news delivery vehicles for large newsrooms that do not have the resources to take on such tasks on their own. If you are interested in becoming a freelance journalist, see if there are any news agencies in your area that are looking for freelancers.