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Freelancing for Journalists

  • Author: Lily Canter, Emma Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9780367135553
  • Publisher: Routledge Publishing
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2020
  • Format: Paperback – 222 pages
  • Language: English


Freelancing for Journalists offers an authoritative, practical and engaging guide for current and aspiring journalism freelances, exploring key aspects of the role including pitching a story, networking, branding and navigating freelance laws and rights.

Featuring case studies from experienced freelance journalists working in the UK, US, Asia and Australia, the book addresses the evolving media landscape and provides valuable tips on how to become established as a successful journalist across a variety of platforms. The authors also explore practical aspects of the trade including tips for setting up a business, managing tax and legal issues, getting paid and earning additional income in related sectors.

This book is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals who are interested in taking the next step into freelance journalism work.

Table of Contents
  1. Contents
  2. List of boxes
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Introduction
  5. Evolving media landscape
  6. Developing ideas
  7. Pitching
  8. Contacts and networking
  9. Providing great copy
  10. Finances
  11. Law, safety, and ethics
  12. Brand Me
  13. Setting up at home
  14. Supplementing your income
  15. Conclusion
  16. Resource list
  17. Index
Author Description

Lily Canter is a freelance money, health and lifestyle journalist working for a range of international newspapers, magazines and websites including The GuardianSouth China Morning PostThe Sun, Moneywise and Metro. She is also Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Emma Wilkinson is a freelance journalist writing about health, medicine and biosciences. After several staff jobs including at The Lancet and BBC News Online, she now works for several specialist websites, magazines and journals including Pulse, Chemist and Druggist, The Pharmaceutical Journal and the BMJ. She is also an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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