2 Choosing a location

Now that you’ve determined why you want to work as a freelance foreign correspondent, you must consider the most important decision in how you’ll do it: Where to go.

This is not a decision to take lightly—any decision you make will directly affect your success.

Professional Goals

In the previous chapter, we focused on not only why you want a new career as a freelance foreign correspondent, but also what you want to get out of it. Perhaps, like freelance photojournalist Carey Wagner, you’re called to highlight human rights struggles around the global. Maybe, like Nick Barnets in Greece, you’re fascinated by the new narrative of a county that has been close to your heart for your entire life. Or, like Andy Beale who started ...

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