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How to build a successful career as a freelance journalist

Before pursuing a freelance journalism career, keep these tips from real-life freelancers in mind.

Farahnaz Mohammed | August 25, 2016

Medill School guide educates student journalists on conflict reporting dangers

The James W. Foley Guide on Journalists’ Safety will, for the first time, bring the realities of conflict reporting to student journalists.

Dena Levitz | August 23, 2016

Veteran journalists offer job-hunting tips for recent graduates

What do today's journalism grads need to know about nabbing that first job out of school? IJNet asks seasoned reporters, producers and editors for their best tips and guidance.

Dena Levitz | July 26, 2016

Resources and safety tips for journalists covering political conventions

Ahead of this month's Democratic and Republican national conventions, groups like Global Journalist Security are equipping journalists with safety trainings and tools.

Sherry Ricchiardi | July 18, 2016

Media coalition pushes to increase safety for freelance journalists

A coalition of news companies and journalist organizations is aiming to increase awareness of global safety standards for freelance journalists with a new website. 

Elyssa Pachico | June 28, 2016

Guest blog: Panama Papers webinar illuminates groundbreaking investigations

The Panama Papers have ushered in a new era of investigative reporting. Stephen Kirker, a journalism student at Wits University, shares his reactions to a recent webinar that outlined the investigations.

Stephen Kirker | June 17, 2016

PayDesk platform ‘streamlines’ connectivity between freelancers and news outlets

In today's global news landscape, finding a freelancer on the ground to cover breaking events abroad can be challenging. Enter PayDesk, a platform that links freelancers with the news outlets that need them.

Les Neuhaus | April 22, 2016

Rory Peck Trust releases resource kit for Libyan freelancers

Freelance journalists in Libya face highly unique challenges to their work. The Rory Peck Trust recently compiled a resource kit to assist journalists in this country.

IJNet | April 11, 2016

Q&A with Mark Albert: Beating jet lag as a traveling journalist

Feeling fatigued by constant travel across time zones? Freelance correspondent Mark Albert shares his tips for keeping jet lag at bay while you're on the job.

Sam Berkhead | March 10, 2016

Inside Newzulu’s plans to become the go-to platform for verified, crowdsourced content

By verifying citizen and freelance journalism before distributing it, Newzulu is a news wire that aims toward a more innovative business model, says Laura Placide, editor-in-chief.

Dena Levitz | March 02, 2016

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