Freelancing

Freelancing

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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.”

FIRE: Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors

National Association of Science Writers Freelancing Guide
Tips on getting science reporting freelance gigs, etc.

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Society for Environmental Journalists: Freelance Resources
Offers a listserv, resource list and more.

Freelancing for Journalists

Freelancing for Journalists Facebook Group

Freelancer’s Union

National Writers Union

American Society of Media Photographers

International Women’s Media Foundation


Business and Other Management Resources

100 Best Freelance Writing Websites: 2020 Edition

List of Publications with Public Pitch Pages
This Twitter list has a good list of publications with public story pitch pages for freelancers

MediaBistro: Safety Resources for Freelance Journalists

The Ultimate Freelancers Guide

Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors: Legal Assistance
Process for journalists to apply for free legal help.

Podcast: How LinkedIn Can Help Freelance Journalists

How to Set Up an Online Portfolio

GIJN: Freelancing and Media Insurance

ExpertAccess
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.

GIJN Guide: Collaboration and Freelance

CPA for Freelancers Tax Guide

Journalism.co.uk: How to Gain Clients Early in Freelancing Career

GIJN: How to Freelance During a Pandemic

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.

New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Law

Five Essential Resources for Freelance Writers

Poynter: Six Questions Every Journalist Should Answer Before Pitching a Story

MuckRack: 18 Newsletters Every Freelance Journalist Should Subscribe to

Pulitzer Center: Freelance Tips on COVID-19 Reporting

72 Tools for Freelance Writers

Dart Center: Guide to Working with Freelancers Exposed to Trauma

54 Resources for Writers
A super list of curated tools and resources from former SPJ President Dana Neuts.

FreelanceWriting.com

Journalism.co.uk: How to Work With International Clients

Great Portfolio Sites for Freelance Writers

The Where to Pitch Newsletter

Nieman Storyboard: Seven Fatal Flaws of Story Pitches

10 Tools for Freelance Journalists and Writers

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.

One More Question Freelance Writers Newsletter

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.

Copyfolio: 7 Freelance Writer Website Examples to Help Create Yours & Get Clients

Tools for Reporters Newsletter
Tech tools advice from freelancer and data journalist Samantha Sunne.

31 Tools and Apps Freelancers Swear By

The Open Notebook


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