Story pitching tips from someone who reads them for a living

The founder of Storyhunter, a platform that connects freelancers to publishers, offers advice on how to write a pitch that will catch an editor's eye and get you hired. 

Jessica Weiss | December 01, 2014

How to craft a communications plan for high-risk reporting assignments

Any journalist working on assignment should put in place a solid communications plan. But for freelancers “going it alone,” it’s a potential life-saver. Here are some key things to consider when completing yours.

Andrew Ford Lyons | November 28, 2014

Freelance journalist gets insight into insular Myanmar

IJNet chats with British journalist Hereward Holland, who has penned assignments in Myanmar for National Geographic, Al Jazeera and more.

Les Neuhaus | October 20, 2014

BBC makes its training resources free to the public in 11 languages

If you're in the market for a free journalism education, hundreds of training materials are now at your disposal.

Margaret Looney | June 30, 2014

What newsrooms wish students learned in journalism school

Educators met with journalists working in newsrooms to discuss what's missing in journalism education and how to fill the gaps.

Margaret Looney | June 17, 2014

Six journalism opportunities to apply for in May

Ready to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

IJNet | April 23, 2014

Tips for freelance journalists reporting from protest zones

In light of the recent protests in Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, it’s more important than ever to revisit how freelance journalists can protect themselves.

Carlos Cabrera | March 03, 2014

Five platforms that could jump-start your freelance career in 2014

A growing number of new communities and platforms want to help freelancers thrive in the media marketplace.

Jessica Weiss | December 27, 2013

New online workflow system aims to help freelancers

Assignmint streamlines freelancers' work from pitch to payment.

Jessica Weiss | July 09, 2013

The key to making a living as a freelance journalist

If you want to make a living as a freelance journalist, you can't simply research an article, write it and move on.

Jessica Weiss | July 01, 2013