So you want to be a foreign correspondent? Here are some tips from those who have done it.

Type ‘Yes’ and hit send – David Bruser

A senior editor emails you at 5:11 a.m. What to do after you type ‘yes’ and hit send.

Coming Out In One Piece – Sandro Contenta

Coming out in one piece is the war reporter’s number one priority.  Here’s how!

Reporting in China – Bill Schiller

I cannot overemphasize the need to be connected if you are going to report from China. Just do it. Here’s how!

Wave to the Guys with Guns – Oakland Ross

Remember to wave at the guys with the guns. It makes you feel a whole lot better when they wave back. Lots more ideas for correspondents.

Advice from Toronto Star journalists

So, you’ve been handed a dream trip or assignment into a potentially dangerous zone. What to do? Here are some basics for a trip of any sort.

How do I not get killed? – D’Arcy Doran

Always act like you know where you’re going.  Here’s How!

Heading to the Airport without a Toothbrush – Jim Rankin

Don’t do that, do this!

Finding a Fixer – Michelle Shephard

A fixer is the secret weapon of all good foreign correspondents – How to find one.

Don’t get Lost in the Weeds –  Les Whittington

What to do when you wake up in a hotel in a strange city and realize you now have to tell thousands of readers/viewers about what is going on there.

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