How can one start and sustain a career as an independent journalist without impressive connections to rely on?

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perseverance!!!!

One step at a time, not getting discouraged by hearing "no," getting your work out there as much as you possibly can

If I ever find out I will tell you! Yeah, it's hard to get your foot in the door. What I have heard from others is that tenacity pays off eventually. The more material you can add to your portfolio, the better, because it builds up your credibility as a reporter. Freelance gigs are a good way to expand your repertoire.

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