Journalists under threat, from within
Frontline Freelance
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Absolutely correct. Low pay means that freelance reporters take more risks in the field. Another risk is the kill fee culture. Uncertainty of having a piece even published — and getting only 25% of the agreed upon rate — can put pressure of freelancers to chance more salacious stories that have bigger headlines. It can pressures freelancers to fudge facts when the real world does not match the pitch.

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