Fixer (journalism)

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In journalism, a fixer is someone, often a local journalist, hired by a foreign correspondent or a media company to help arrange a story. Fixers will most often act as a translator and guide, and will gain access to local interviews that the correspondent would not otherwise have access to. They help to collect information for the story and sometimes play a crucial role in the final outcome. Fixers are rarely credited, and often put themselves in danger, especially in regimes where they might face consequences from an oppressive government for exposing iniquities the state may want to censor.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kathlyn Clore (February 4, 2009). "10 things journalists should know about fixers: Covering minorities". European Journalism Centre. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "In Journalism, what is a fixer?". WiseGeek. Retrieved 20 August 2014.