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Lewis Beale

It depends whether you want to report the news or write travel stories. In both cases, starting out you will probably have to travel on your own dime, before you establish a reputation. The best thing you can do is contact a newspaper, magazine or website, show them some clips of yours, and tell them what you'd like to do. You probably won't get an assignment, but if they like your work, they might tell you they are willing to look at what you write on spec - meaning there is no commitment to buy anything. From there, it's up to you to find good stories and send them to the outlet that is interested.
If you get no interest from anyone you've contacted, and if you have the cash, you can still travel, write up stories, and send them in, as long as you know that unsolicited material often gets no response.
I don't mean to be discouraging. But starting out in this kind of field is tough, since there is so much competition. No matter what, if you don't try, you'll never know if you would have succeeded or not.

Answered 7 years ago

Lewis Beale