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.
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.
London Metropolitan University hosted a recent panel on careers in journalism. Speakers included executives from Bloomberg, BSkyB and the National Union of Journalists. The panel agreed on one thing: practical experience in a range of media and an online presence are essential.
By many accounts, it’s becoming more dangerous to work as a foreign correspondent: 80 journalists are killed in the line of duty every year and many more are attacked or jailed. IJNet offers nine tips to keep in mind when covering news in far-flung places.