At the end of this month I finish off my internship at my local Independent newspaper. I feel like from this i've learned a heap about non-fiction writing and i'd like to continue local news writing on my own time -- I am still in college. There are several local newspapers where I live; papers as small as only a few pages. I'd like to scope out some news, write about it, and then try and get it published...freelance. I don't know much about freelance, though. Should I send them the article I wrote before they pay for it (if they choose to), or is there going to be any discrepencies with me sending them my words? Pretty much any info you can offer on freelance journalism would be accepted here. Thanks! Edit: How do I sign up for newsfeeds?