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Organizations and Unions
SPJ Freelance Community
“SPJ’s largest and most active community, with events and programs throughout the year and nearly 150 members. We offer tools and resources to help freelance journalists be better at what they do.”
National Association of Science Writers Freelancing Guide
Tips on getting science reporting freelance gigs, etc.
Society for Environmental Journalists: Freelance Resources
Offers a listserv, resource list and more.
Business and Other Management Resources
List of Publications with Public Pitch Pages
This Twitter list has a good list of publications with public story pitch pages for freelancers
Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors: Legal Assistance
Process for journalists to apply for free legal help.
LexisNexis for freelancers. Access contact info and clip searches. Fee is $240 per year.
Think Like a Business: Survival Skills for Journalists
Links, tools and resources galore.
10 Skills You Need to Thrive in the Gig Economy
From Fingerprint for Success: Tips for “solopreneurs” who needed advice on what skills to develop to land a job.
54 Resources for Writers
A super list of curated tools and resources from former SPJ President Dana Neuts.
Freelancing with Tim Newsletter
From Tim Herrera, Smarter Living editor at the NY Times.
Six Tips for Independent Journalists Before Deciding to Go
Covers e-newsletter strategy and freelancing.
West Coast Media Jobs & More
Contains tips and guides for not just West Coast journalists, but all early career journos starting out as staffers and freelancers. There’s an overview of freelance writing, a guide to journalism job interviews and more. Also available as a newsletter.
Tools for Reporters Newsletter
Tech tools advice from freelancer and data journalist Samantha Sunne.