Tales From the Stringers

Chasing catastrophes, stalking celebrities, and taking punches to the face: it’s all in a day’s work for the most underappreciated reporters in journalism.

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“…,” I Said.

The words behind the quotes and the other sometimes weird, sometimes rude things stringers say to get the story.

The Boston Bomber Stakeout

Boxed lunches, doughnuts, hot coffee: Staking out and so much more.

Libby’s Birthday Party

Privately, secretly, quietly hoping for a disaster.

When Samu Saved My Life

Would you trade health insurance for a really cool story?

All Strung Out: My Thankless, Chaotic Life as a Newspaper Stringer

Inside the high-octane, all-guts-no-glory existence of journalism's unsung heroes.