“Inky Odds” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: June 1940
Original publication: Five-Novels Monthly
Genre: Historical Fiction
Story description: A top correspondent, recently scooped by a new competitor reporting on a war-ravaged China, is determined to regain his reputation—even if it kills him.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the book Inky Odds.