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

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