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The Fixers: Local News Workers' Perspectives on International Reporting

Lindsay Palmer


This book conducts a cultural analysis of the labor of the news fixer—the locally based media employee who helps international correspondents research stories, set up interviews, translate foreign languages, and navigate unfamiliar regions. Foreign reporters often say that their work would be impossible without these local news assistants. Yet, fixers are among some of the most exploited and persecuted people contributing to the production of international news. Targeted by militant groups, by their own governments, or even by their own neighbors, fixers must often engage in a precarious balan ... More

Keywords: international reporting, international journalism, foreign correspondents, fixers, translators, global studies, postcolonial theory, news work, production studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190680824
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190680824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsay Palmer, author
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison