Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Find Your Writing Niche: Foreign Correspondent

Listening to the reports from Paris this past week made me realize how fascinating it is to be a foreign correspondent. It’s a monumental challenge that requires stamina and determination.

Writing well is essential, but the key to being a foreign correspondent is to know at least one other language besides English. Rachele Kanigel, an associate professor at San Francisco State University, has worked with the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) and wrote a blog titled “10 Tips for Becoming a Foreign Correspondent. It’s available at

Laura Kasinof, a freelance journalist in Colorado, tells of her experience in “How to Become a Foreign Correspondent: An Accidental Journalist Shares Her Story.” It’s available at

   She ends her article with sage advice to all writers.

“The most important thing for someone who is trying to start a career in journalism,” I’ll tell them (and this advice holds true for anyone who wants to be a writer) “is to not be afraid of failure.” Listening to fear when I was in a conflict zone in Yemen was wise. But letting it prohibit me from putting my all into my writing? Never.


Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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