But the notion that there is a proper and responsible way to become or to be a foreign correspondent — go to journalism school, get a lowly reporter job, work your way diligently up the ladder, take risks only backed by robust institutional support — and that all others are recklessly irresponsible, if not illegitimate, is simply to deny reality.

Read more here: National Post – Chris Selley – Amanda Lindhout and Her Critics 

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