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Freelance journalists charge into war zones

This weekend, the New York Times ran a feature titled, "A Career Path Built from the Debris of War." It highlights the experiences of Richard Engel, now a correspondent for NBC. Like many war correspondents, Engel started out as a freelancer: he went where the story was--in this case, Iraq--and financed his own reporting. Eventually, ABC started picking up his reports, and his career took off. It's a common enough story, as Anya Kamenetz's post last week revealed.

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