Stringers are freelance journalists who are paid for each piece of their work individually by a publication. They do not receive a regular salary or benefits, but they do establish relationships with either one or more publications by showcasing their work and providing quality content when needed. Stringers can either be reporters or photographers, usually relied on when staff journalists are unable to reach newsworthy content in a timely matter. If stringers end up working long-term with a publication, they are considered a super-stringer and tend to be a contract worker.

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