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Commerce a person or firm that has regular business relations with another, esp one in a different part of the country or abroad
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(1) Professional journalist who holds a staff position on a publication (a newspaper’s own correspon-dent), or who carries out special assignments of the editorial board (special correspondent), or who specializes in a given field of journalism (for example, a newspaper or magazine photographer).

(2) A contributor to a publication who does not hold a staff position but regularly does some work for one of the media of mass information or propaganda (worker or village correspon-dent, military correspondent, youth correspondent).

(3) The editorial board of a newspaper, radio station, or television station, contributing to another organ of mass information or propaganda (collective correspondent).

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He was accused of widespread plagiarism, falsification of information and of using datelines to create the impression he'd done on-the-scene reporting when he hadn't.
Those conflicts showed that on-the-scene reporting can provide a thorough and revealing account of a military unit's daily experience.
Some of the best journalism in my memory was the work of the young reporters in Vietnam, David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan and Malcolm Browne and Peter Arnett, whose efforts are chronicled in William Prochnau's terrific book, "Once Upon a Distant War." Their on-the-scene reporting gave the lie to the rose-colored optimism of the Five O'Clock Follies.