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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

Freelance conflict reporters organization launches

Reporters have a new source of support in the Frontline Freelance Register.

Jessica Weiss | June 07, 2013

Online platform Newsmodo connects freelancers and newsrooms

A new platform lets freelancers sell written content, photos and video directly to newsrooms and pick up assignments via a mobile app.

Margaret Looney | April 29, 2013

Advice for succeeding as a freelance journalist

Freelancing comes with benefits such as autonomy and flexibility, but the fluid nature of the work can be challenging for many journalists.

Lindsay Kalter | April 22, 2013

Pitch Me creator offers five tips for perfecting a freelance pitch

Kabir Chibber, creator of the online platform where freelancers pitch and editors choose stories, offers advice for crafting the perfect pitch.

Margaret Looney | April 04, 2013

When should journalists work for free?

Is a byline sometimes more valuable than a check? Here are points journalists should keep in mind when considering an unpaid assignment.

Lindsay Kalter | March 08, 2013

Pay The Writer campaign champions the rights of freelance bloggers

In response to the Huffington Post's use of unpaid freelance journalists, the National Writer's Union launched the Pay the Writer! campaign to ensure freelance bloggers, journalists and writers get paid for their work.

Margaret Looney | May 24, 2012

Need an online freelance portfolio fast? Try free website Cuttings.me

This free online portfolio site, launched by journalist Nicholas Holmes, promises to get your clips live on a personalized page in minutes so editors can see your work.

Nicole Martinelli | December 27, 2011

Nine tips for newbie travel writers

Veteran travel writer Christopher Reynolds shares his rules of the road, from how to present yourself while reporting to what to include when you write.

Nurilda Nurlybayeva | December 01, 2011

10 tips for aspiring travel journalists

Lots of journalists dream of working on the beach from far-flung locales. Making that dream a reality can be tricky, but a recent Guardian webchat with experts provided some great tips on breaking into the business.

Lindsay Kalter | October 12, 2011

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