After my summer internship fell through, I've now returned from college to my hometown with no summer job. I contacted local media, and now the only notable newspaper and the only notable news-website in my immediate area have responded to ask for meetings to talk about possible stringer jobs.
I doubt either of these publications will have enough work to consume my summer. Moreover, and more to the point of my question, I think that possible assignments from these publications will probably overlap.
Is working as a stringer for both of these publications doable? Obviously, I can ask these publications themselves, unless I am told that considering this and mentioning it to the publications would be a major misstep. I have never had to string for photojournalism jobs, and I really do not know much about the negotiating side of things. As relatively small publications, they do not have a ton of competition to leverage against me; as a young photojournalist, though, I obviously don't have a ton to leverage against them either.
I'm looking for these jobs more for experience and building name-recognition than money, as I can live off previous jobs' pay.