Although I am not on the reporting track, this was an incredibly interesting discussion to attend.
Jacob Kushner, a freelancing journalist, travels and has lived around the world conducting investigative journalism while focusing on conflicts.
When giving advice, he said to look for other journalists as, “journalists are way more collaborative than they are competitive.”
I think the most interesting topic discussed was how to build sources and credibility when you are a foreigner working on difficult topics. He said to focus on actually spending time with people opposed to having a formal interview. Also, to go out of your way to help people protect themselves.
After listening to this discussion, it fueled my desire to go abroad.