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  • In this bonus episode Lily and Emma return to the appraisal they conducted on each other six months ago to hold one another accountable. We find out how many of their action points were achieved and how useful the process was. ResourcesHow to appraise yourself original podcast episode https://freelancing-for-journalists.captivate.fm/episode/how-to-appraise-yourselfOriginal appraisal form by Laura Oliver, Society of Freelance Journalists: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oy5YhMO1pBxIyXj6phUr_ApEorqT1OIPi7tIm45aMb4/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oy5YhMO1pBxIyXj6phUr_ApEorqT1OIPi7tIm45aMb4/edit?usp=sharing)Adapted appraisal form used by Lily and Emma in their first appraisal episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZd2JfSEjjLPdluCOS7ogRMgLX5q5g8vMSdBhW7q9vw/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZd2JfSEjjLPdluCOS7ogRMgLX5q5g8vMSdBhW7q9vw/edit?usp=sharing)

  • What does it take to switch to journalism later in life? In this episode, we find out how to move into freelance journalism after starting off in an alternative career. We talk about the rewards and the hurdles of changing careers with Rachel Steinberg, who worked in the theatre in Canada before moving to London to become a sports journalist and Rachel Murray who is an ex-lawyer turned freelance writer. The GuestsRachel SteinbergTwitter: https://twitter.com/rae_steinberg (@rae_steinberg)Clippings: https://www.clippings.me/rachelsteinberg Rachel Murray Twitter: https://twitter.com/gotacommonname (@gotacommonname)Resources and recommendationsPivot newsletter for career changers by Rachel Murrayhttps://pivotnewsletter.co.uk/JournoResources https://www.journoresources.org.uk/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/)NCTJ diplomahttps://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/diploma-in-journalismFreelancing for Journalists Facebook communityhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2526455974236281 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2526455974236281)Marisa Ingemi, Seattle Timeshttps://www.seattletimes.com/author/marisa-ingemi/ (https://www.seattletimes.com/author/marisa-ingemi/)Marisa’s freelance article about companion horseshttps://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/companion-ponies-horses-racetrack-15915104.php (https://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/companion-ponies-horses-racetrack-15915104.php)Lizzy Denning, freelance journalisthttps://muckrack.com/lizzydening (https://muckrack.com/lizzydening)Lizzy’s Out of Office newsletterhttps://outoffice.substack.com/p/welcome-to-out-of-office (https://outoffice.substack.com/p/welcome-to-out-of-office)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision)

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  • In this episode, we speak to two freelance journalists, Miranda Levy and Alice Draper about the moral choices you can be confronted with as a freelance journalist. We discuss how to set boundaries and how to avoid conflicts of interest. The GuestsMiranda LevyWebsite: https://mirandalevy.co.uk/Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirandalevycopy (@mirandalevycopy) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirandalevyinsta/ (@mirandalevyinsta)Alice DraperWebsite: https://www.alicedraper.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicemdraper (@alicemdraper) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicedraper/ (@alicedraper)Resources and recommendationsVice photo scandal https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/12/cambodia-vice-edited-photos-khmer-rouge-victims-smiling-tuol-sleng-prison-genocide (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/12/cambodia-vice-edited-photos-khmer-rouge-victims-smiling-tuol-sleng-prison-genocide)Alice’s personal essayshttps://www.alicedraper.com/portfolio/ (https://www.alicedraper.com/portfolio/)Tayla Blairehttps://taylablaire.contently.com/ (https://taylablaire.contently.com/)Tanya Goldhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/t/ta-te/tanya-gold/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/t/ta-te/tanya-gold/)https://muckrack.com/tanyagold1/articles (https://muckrack.com/tanyagold1/articles)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision).

  • In this episode we discuss the difficulty of saying no to work as a freelance. We talk to freelance journalist and Career Collective founder Lateefah Jean-Baptiste and i like networking founder Isabel Sachs about how, and when, to walk away when a commission or project is not working for you.The guestsLateefah Jean https://www.lateefahjb.com/ (https://www.lateefahjb.com/)Twitter https://twitter.com/_lateefahjb?lang=en (@_LateefahJB)  https://www.instagram.com/careergirlcollective/ (https://www.instagram.com/careergirlcollective/)Isabel Sachshttps://ilikenetworking.uk/the-team (https://ilikenetworking.uk/the-team)Twitter https://twitter.com/networking_i (@networking_i)Resources and recommendationsStephanie Sword - Williams https://www.instagram.com/stefaniesw/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/stefaniesw/?hl=en)Banseka Kayeme https://www.instagram.com/banseka/?hl=en-gb (https://www.instagram.com/banseka/?hl=en-gb) Hannah Van-de-Peer https://twitter.com/hgvandepeer?lang=en (@hgvandepeer)F*ck Being Humble https://www.instagram.com/fbeinghumbleldn/ (https://www.instagram.com/fbeinghumbleldn/) 

  • Securing steady work, long term contracts or building up a relationship with an editor in order to get regular work can be a great security blanket for freelancers. In this episode we talk to Mel Stern, freelance journalist, editor, producer, and charity communications consultant and Tufayel Ahmed, a freelance journalist, editor and journalism lecturer about how to do this . The GuestsMel SternTwitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/melvstern (@melvstern)Website:https://melstern.wordpress.com/ (https://melstern.wordpress.com/) Tufayel Ahmed Twitter:https://twitter.com/tufayel (@tufayel)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tufayelahmed/ (@tufayelahmed)Website: https://www.tufayel.co/ (https://www.tufayel.co/)Resources and recommendationsOpportunities for journalists to work in the charity sector:  World Vision charity  https://www.worldvision.org.uk/about/jobs/ (https://www.worldvision.org.uk/about/jobs/)Amnesty International https://www.amnesty.org.uk/get-involved (https://www.amnesty.org.uk/get-involved)Work experience scheme at the BBC, including Newsnight: https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/work-experience (https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/work-experience)Big Issue The Breakthrough Programme https://www.bigissue.com/press-release/the-big-issue-launches-breakthrough-talent-and-training-programme-for-young-people/ (https://www.bigissue.com/press-release/the-big-issue-launches-breakthrough-talent-and-training-programme-for-young-people/)Example of Tufayel’s work on pro-wrestling for CNN https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/wrestling-art-photography-orange-crush/index.html (https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/wrestling-art-photography-orange-crush/index.html)June Bellebon and her articles at Gal-Demhttps://gal-dem.com/author/jon-bellebono/ (https://gal-dem.com/author/jon-bellebono/)Aniefiok Ekpoudom, freelance journalisthttps://aniefiokekpoudom.com/ (https://aniefiokekpoudom.com/)Jason Okundaye, freelance writer https://twitter.com/jasebyjasonhttps://www.instagram.com/blackandgaybackintheday/ (https://www.instagram.com/blackandgaybackintheday/)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision).

  • In this episode, we talk to two freelance journalists who also blog. We ask how blogging can service freelance journalists and how you can make it work for you. Andy Webb is a freelance journalist who runs the award winning blog ‘Be Clever with your Cash’ and Marisa Bate, who was shortlisted for the inaugural Freelance Writing Awards for her newsletter and blog ‘Writing about Women’ is a freelance journalist specialising in stories told through the female lens. The GuestsAndy WebbBlog: https://becleverwithyourcash.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyclevercash?lang=enInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/andyclevercash/Marisa BateBlog and newsletter: https://www.writingaboutwomen.com/ (https://www.writingaboutwomen.com/)Twitter: https://twitter.com/marisajbateResources and recommendationsPlaying Big by Tara Mohrhttps://www.taramohr.com/the-playing-big-book/ Freelance Writing Awards https://www.freelancewritingawards.com/ (https://www.freelancewritingawards.com/)Andy’s column in Metrohttps://metro.co.uk/author/andy-webb/ (https://metro.co.uk/author/andy-webb/)Andy’s column in Reader’s Digest https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/author/andy-webb (https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/author/andy-webb)‘Cash Chats’ podcasthttps://becleverwithyourcash.com/podcast/ (https://becleverwithyourcash.com/podcast/)Andy’s Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2661970707423383/Andy’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_T7G3RjQe7ghD0ikr4reuw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_T7G3RjQe7ghD0ikr4reuw)Louise Tickle, freelance journalist specialising in the family courts. https://louisetickle.co.uk/ (https://louisetickle.co.uk/)Hidden Homicideshttps://www.tortoisemedia.com/file/hidden-homicides/Jenni Hill, Can’t Swing a Cat blog https://cantswingacat.co.uk/ (https://cantswingacat.co.uk/)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision).

  • In the first episode of series 6, we speak to two freelance journalists about how to handle editor ghosting. What can you do when an editor, who was initially keen, is now ignoring your emails? We get advice from Solape Alatise, a freelance journalist with business and financial reporting experience, and Joel Snape a fitness writer and former commissioning editor at Men's Fitness. The GuestsSolape AlatiseTwitter: https://twitter.com/solapealatise?lang=en (@solapealatise) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solapealatise/?hl=en (@solapealatise)Website: https://www.solapealatise.com/ (https://www.solapealatise.com/) Joel SnapeTwitter: https://twitter.com/JoelSnape (@JoelSnape)Website: http://www.livehard.co.uk/about/ (http://www.livehard.co.uk/about/)Resources and recommendationsLily’s long read in Runners World https://www.lilycanter.co.uk/lifestyle/runners-world-where-do-my-fees-go/ (https://www.lilycanter.co.uk/lifestyle/runners-world-where-do-my-fees-go/)Amelia Tait, freelance journalisthttps://ameliatait.com/ (https://ameliatait.com/) https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxkd3/am-i-the-asshole-reddit (https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxkd3/am-i-the-asshole-reddit)https://www.vice.com/en/article/epn8ge/millennial-buy-home-how-article (https://www.vice.com/en/article/epn8ge/millennial-buy-home-how-article)Lateefah Jean-Baptistehttps://www.lateefahjb.com/ (https://www.lateefahjb.com/) Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision).

  • In this bonus episode podcast hosts Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson conduct an appraisal on one another.
    They set out how to do a performance review and the importance of assessing your work and setting yourself goals as a freelancer.
    Resources
    Original appraisal form by Laura Oliver, Society of Freelance Journalists: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oy5YhMO1pBxIyXj6phUr_ApEorqT1OIPi7tIm45aMb4/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oy5YhMO1pBxIyXj6phUr_ApEorqT1OIPi7tIm45aMb4/edit?usp=sharing)
    Adapted appraisal form used by Lily and Emma in this episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZd2JfSEjjLPdluCOS7ogRMgLX5q5g8vMSdBhW7q9vw/edit?usp=sharing (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gZd2JfSEjjLPdluCOS7ogRMgLX5q5g8vMSdBhW7q9vw/edit?usp=sharing)

  • In this episode, we talk about crowdsourcing stories, what it means and how to go about it. We speak to Charlotte Godart, an investigator for Bellingcat who discusses how she used crowdsourced data in a recent investigation into police violence at the Black Lives Matter protests. We also chat with Eric Reidy a freelance journalist involved in crowdsourcing information for migrant-related stories. Guests Charlotte GodartTwitter: https://twitter.com/hicharl0tte?lang=en (@hicharl0tte)Eric ReidyTwitter: https://twitter.com/Eric_Reidy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@Eric_Reidy)Website https://ericreidy.com/ (https://ericreidy.com/)ResourcesProPublica crowdsourcing example (maternal harm)  https://www.propublica.org/article/how-we-collected-nearly-5-000-stories-of-maternal-harm (https://www.propublica.org/article/how-we-collected-nearly-5-000-stories-of-maternal-harm)Guide to crowdsourcing from the Tow Centre for Digital Journalismhttps://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/guide_to_crowdsourcing.php (https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/guide_to_crowdsourcing.php)Bellingcat https://www.bellingcat.com/ (https://www.bellingcat.com/)Examples of Bellingcat crowdsourcing stories https://www.bellingcat.com/category/resources/case-studies/ (https://www.bellingcat.com/category/resources/case-studies/)Bellingcat crowdsourcing police violence in US https://blmprotests.forensic-architecture.org/ (https://blmprotests.forensic-architecture.org/)The Ghost Boat Story crowdsourcing background https://deeply.thenewhumanitarian.org/refugees/community/2016/03/15/following-the-ghost-boat (https://deeply.thenewhumanitarian.org/refugees/community/2016/03/15/following-the-ghost-boat)Bellingcat’s open training workshops https://www.bellingcat.com/workshops/Bellingcat’s digital toolkit https://credibilitycoalition.org/credcatalog/project/bellingcats-digital-toolkit/ (https://credibilitycoalition.org/credcatalog/project/bellingcats-digital-toolkit/)Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) resource centre for safety and security resources https://helpdesk.gijn.org/support/solutions/articles/14000036509-safety-and-security (https://helpdesk.gijn.org/support/solutions/articles/14000036509-safety-and-security)Reporting grants https://gijn.org/grants-and-fellowships-2/#reporting

  • In this episode we talk to about safety and security and what it means for freelance journalists. We speak to Sarah Giaziri, Director of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR), which supports the physical and mental well-being of international freelance journalists around the world. And Michael Bird, a freelance investigative journalist who specialises in reporting on drugs, slave trade and criminal gangs - where his online security is as important as his general safety. Guests Sarah GiaziriTwitter: https://twitter.com/sarah_giaziri?lang=en (@Sarah_Giaziri)Michael BirdTwitter: https://twitter.com/michaelbirduk?lang=en (@MichaelBirdUK )Website: https://michaelbirdjournalist.wordpress.com/ (https://michaelbirdjournalist.wordpress.com)ResourcesFrontline Freelance Register https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/ (https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/)FFR Freelance Journalist Safety principles https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/freelance-journalist-safety-principles/ (https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/freelance-journalist-safety-principles/)A Culture of Safety Alliance (ACOS alliance) Safety Principles  https://www.acosalliance.org/the-principles (https://www.acosalliance.org/the-principles)ACOS resources and digital toolbox https://www.acosalliance.org/resources-1 (https://www.acosalliance.org/resources-1)UNESCO report safety issues https://en.unesco.org/themes/safety-journalists/dgreport/2018 (https://en.unesco.org/themes/safety-journalists/dgreport/2018)Organisations which help support freelance journalists who are at risk:Reporters sans Frontieres https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/1f97afdd3d179af07571c300dc0b33e3cb76c5d2?url=https%3A%2F%2Frsf.org%2Fen&userId=3513194&signature=3b23152c7f4cf3a7 (https://rsf.org/en)European Center for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig, Germany https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/6b1d2aa106289519f1784596881b8e2bb18e75dd?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecpmf.eu%2F&userId=3513194&signature=30416014e38b110f (https://www.ecpmf.eu/)Rory Peck Trust in the UK https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/2e55eace9967bf04389739fceb5964e8d27cf957?url=https%3A%2F%2Frorypecktrust.org%2F&userId=3513194&signature=b9b9b51e27d2d53d (https://rorypecktrust.org/)Media Defence in UK https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/6bfe88b6131a19255d5a0e613504868fafc58bb6?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediadefence.org%2F&userId=3513194&signature=c8d5c2586794aa54 (https://www.mediadefence.org/)Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma in the US https://dartcenter.org/ (https://dartcenter.org)Safety training for freelance journalists:Freelance Journalism Assembly safety clinics: https://journalismassembly.com/conference/safety-clinics Rory Peck Trusts bursary for training https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-assistance/training-fund/ (https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-assistance/training-fund/)Silk Road Training https://silkroadtraining.international/ (https://silkroadtraining.international)

  • In this episode we speak to two journalists about collaborative journalism.  Tina Lee, head of the ambassador network at Hostwriter, and Suchit Chavez, an investigative reporter based in El Salvador, discuss the pros, cons and practicalities of working in collaborative with other freelance journalists.The guestsTina LeeTwitter @tinaleeinberlinSuchit ChavezTwitter @suchitchavezResources Freelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/ (https://journalismassembly.com/)  Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/ (https://journalismassembly.com/conference/) Lily’s freedom of information story with Ethan Davies https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-postcode-lottery-of-business-support-grants-084924816.html (https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-postcode-lottery-of-business-support-grants-084924816.html) Suchit’s digital tools list https://ijnet.org/en/story/10-google-tools-investigative-reporters-can-use-find-information (https://ijnet.org/en/story/10-google-tools-investigative-reporters-can-use-find-information) Hostwriter https://hostwriter.org (https://hostwriter.org) Unbias The News https://unbiasthenews.org (https://unbiasthenews.org) International Center for Journalists https://www.icfj.org (https://www.icfj.org) International Consortium of Investigative Journalists https://www.icij.org (https://www.icij.org) Connectas https://www.connectas.org (https://www.connectas.org) The Arena Housing Project https://journalismarena.eu/the-networks/the-arena-housing-project/ (https://journalismarena.eu/the-networks/the-arena-housing-project/) 

  • In this episode we look into reporting on gender and identity.Rachael Davies, a freelance journalist who has written extensively on these issues, talks about how everyone should be learning to write without gender or identity based assumptions.And Imara Jones, creator of TransLash Media, a story-telling platform highlighting trans voices across the US, discusses how curiosity and learning can help you tell more accurate gender based stories. The GuestsRachael Davies https://rachdaviesetc.com/Twitter @rachdaviesetcInstagram @rachdaviesetcImara Jones https://imarajones.com/Twitter: @imarajonesInsta: @imara_jones_ResourcesFreelance Journalism Assembly - A freelancer's guide on gender and identity https://journalismassembly.com/resources/a-freelancers-guide-on-gender-and-identity (https://journalismassembly.com/resources/a-freelancers-guide-on-gender-and-identity)Independent Newsletter Awards Twitter: @IndieNLAwardsTransLash Media https://translash.org/ (https://translash.org/)TransLash newsletter https://translash.org/connect/ (https://translash.org/connect/)Imara in Time magazine https://time.com/5880964/imara-jones-black-trans-women/TransLash podcast https://translash.org/podcast/ (https://translash.org/podcast/)Get me Giddy https://getmegiddy.com/ (https://getmegiddy.com/)Disclosure documentary https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81284247Trans in Trumpland https://www.transintrumpland.com/ (https://www.transintrumpland.com/)Condé Naste LGBTQ reporting https://www.condenast.com/brands/them (https://www.condenast.com/brands/them)Trans Journalist Association https://transjournalists.org (https://transjournalists.org)Guides to reporting on gender and identityReporting on LGBTQ stories from Journalism.co.uk https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/a-guide-to-reporting-on-lgbtq-stories/s2/a740869/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/a-guide-to-reporting-on-lgbtq-stories/s2/a740869/)Trans Journalist Association https://transjournalists.org/style-guide (https://transjournalists.org/style-guide)LGBTQI+ communities, a reporters’ guide from the European Journalism Centre https://ejc.net/uploads/downloads/EJC_LGBTQI_communities_a_reporters_guide.pdf (https://ejc.net/uploads/downloads/EJC_LGBTQI_communities_a_reporters_guide.pdf)

  • In this episode, we speak to two experts about reporting migration, a topic that raises a number of ethical issues for journalists to confront. Caitlin Chandler, a journalist covering migration, security and human rights and Georg Gassauer, a migration researcher and journalist based in Austria, discuss how we can do better when telling the stories of migration. The GuestsCaitlin Chandler http://www.caitlinlchandler.com (http://www.caitlinlchandler.com)Twitter https://twitter.com/CaitLChandler (@CaitLChandler)Georg Gassauer Twitter https://twitter.com/ggassauer?lang=en (@GGassauer)LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/georggassauer/ (@georggassauer) ResourcesFreelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/ (https://journalismassembly.com/)  Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/ (https://journalismassembly.com/conference/) UN World Migration Report 2020 https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/wmr_2020.pdf (https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/wmr_2020.pdf)International Organisation for Migration https://www.iom.int (https://www.iom.int) Global Journalism Investigative Network migration reporting guides https://gijn.org/migration-reporting-sources-guidelines-contests/ (https://gijn.org/migration-reporting-sources-guidelines-contests/)Ethical Journalism Network migration reporting guide https://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ethical-guidelines-on-migration-reporting (https://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ethical-guidelines-on-migration-reporting)Examples of Caitlin’s reporting on migrationhttps://www.thenation.com/article/archive/refugees-to-europe-do-better-than-this/ (https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/refugees-to-europe-do-better-than-this/)https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/6-years-8-countries-an-eritrean-couples-harrowing-search-for-safety/ (https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/6-years-8-countries-an-eritrean-couples-harrowing-search-for-safety/)https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report/2018/01/30/inside-eu-s-flawed-200-million-migration-deal-sudan (https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report/2018/01/30/inside-eu-s-flawed-200-million-migration-deal-sudan) https://www.cjr.org/special_report/heiko-jessen-germany-me-too.php (https://www.cjr.org/special_report/heiko-jessen-germany-me-too.php) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/10/sci-fi-surveillance-europes-secretive-push-into-biometric-technology (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/10/sci-fi-surveillance-europes-secretive-push-into-biometric-technology)https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/28/rome-where-migrants-face-eviction-while-fascists-find-a-home/ (https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/28/rome-where-migrants-face-eviction-while-fascists-find-a-home/)Georg’s reporting on migrationhttps://www.potemkinharmattan.com/post/the-financial-dilemma-of-ingos-in-syria (https://www.potemkinharmattan.com/post/the-financial-dilemma-of-ingos-in-syria)Train of Hope https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.trainofhope.at/_www_/&prev=search&pto=aue (https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.trainofhope.at/_www_/&prev=search&pto=aue)Hostile Environment Training and safety courses https://dartcenter.org/events/2016/10/reporting-safely-crisis-zones-course (https://dartcenter.org/events/2016/10/reporting-safely-crisis-zones-course)https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-resources/safety-and-risk-assessment/taking-safety-training/ (https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-resources/safety-and-risk-assessment/taking-safety-training/)Grants and funding for journalists reporting on migration https://www.newamerica.org/international-reporting-project/ (https://www.newamerica.org/international-reporting-project/)https://www.investigativejournalismforeu.net...

  • In the first episode of series five, we speak to two freelance journalists about solutions journalism, the part of journalism which seeks to offer responses to challenges in society rather than simply reporting the problem.  Julia Hotz, community manager at the Solutions Journalism Network, and Laura Oliver who recently reported on the rise of solutions journalism, discuss how solutions journalism can be incorporated into everyday reporting.The GuestsJulia Hotz https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/who-we-are/team (https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/who-we-are/team)Twitter https://twitter.com/hotzthoughts?lang=en (@hotzthoughts )Laura Oliver  https://lauraoliverfreelance.com/Twitter https://twitter.com/lauraoliver?lang=en (@LauraOliver)Resources:Freelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/ (https://journalismassembly.com/)Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/ (https://journalismassembly.com/conference/)The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/232324/the-elements-of-journalism-revised-and-updated-3rd-edition-by-bill-kovach-and-tom-rosenstiel/ (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/232324/the-elements-of-journalism-revised-and-updated-3rd-edition-by-bill-kovach-and-tom-rosenstiel/)Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/ (https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/)Training and webinars from SJN https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/hub/get-trained (https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/hub/get-trained)SJN Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/solutionsjournalismhub/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/solutionsjournalismhub/)Laura’s Reuters report on media and journalism trends in the global southhttps://lauraoliverfreelance.com/2021/01/01/reporter-reuters-institute-for-the-study-of-journalism/ (https://lauraoliverfreelance.com/2021/01/01/reporter-reuters-institute-for-the-study-of-journalism/)Examples of Jules’s reporting on loneliness and solutions journalismhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/well/mind/feeling-lonely-perhaps-youd-like-to-talk-to-some-strangers.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/well/mind/feeling-lonely-perhaps-youd-like-to-talk-to-some-strangers.html)https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/dirt/2019/02/25/the-new-art-of-making-friends-and-finding-community (https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/dirt/2019/02/25/the-new-art-of-making-friends-and-finding-community)https://muckrack.com/julia-hotz/articles (https://muckrack.com/julia-hotz/articles)Reuters report (2019) showing high news avoidance in the UK due to perceived negativity https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/DNR_2019_FINAL_0.pdf (https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/DNR_2019_FINAL_0.pdf)Laura reporting on solutions journalism outside the global north for Reuters https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/what-solutions-journalism-can-bring-news-media-global-south (https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/what-solutions-journalism-can-bring-news-media-global-south)Inkline, an international media platform focused on solutions journalism https://the-inkline.com/ (https://the-inkline.com/)European Journalism Centre https://www.ejc.net/ (https://www.ejc.net/)

  • We finished off the series with a dualcast special with Northern Natter. We were quizzed by Katie Baggott and Katie Williams about getting your finances sorted when starting your freelance journey.
    The FFJ intro was edited by Anthony Coote and the main episode was edited by Northern Natter.
    Resources
    Northern Natter @NorthernNatter
    https://anchor.fm/northernnatter (https://anchor.fm/northernnatter)
    https://northernnatter.substack.com/ (https://northernnatter.substack.com/)
    HMRC self-assessment guidance
    https://www.gov.uk/self-assessment-tax-returns (https://www.gov.uk/self-assessment-tax-returns)
    Creative Money newsletter
    https://creativemoney.substack.com/ (https://creativemoney.substack.com/)

  • In this episode we speak to two experts about how best to use TikTok and why journalists need to know about it. Dr Gavin Allen, digital journalism lecturer at the University of Cardiff, talks about why being an early adopter of new apps can be valuable for employability. And Neve Gordon-Farleigh, TikTok producer for JournoResources, discusses how to get the most out of the app and what kind of things to post as a journalist. The GuestsNeve Gordon-FarleighTwitter https://twitter.com/Neve_GF (@Neve_GF)Instagram https://www.instagram.com/neve.gf/ ( @neve.gf)Podcast https://anchor.fm/uncanventional TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@nevethejournalist? (@nevethejournalist  ) Gavin Allen Twitter https://twitter.com/gavinallen?lang=en (@Gavinallen)Website https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1422775-allen-gavin (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/1422775-allen-gavin)ResourcesTikTok https://www.tiktok.com/ (https://www.tiktok.com/)JournoResources TikTok channel https://www.tiktok.com/@journoresources? (@journoresources)   ‘Should journalism schools teach TikTok?’ by Gavin Allenhttps://medium.com/the-scrum/should-journalism-schools-teach-tiktok-despite-newsroom-indifference-7b168e156914 (https://medium.com/the-scrum/should-journalism-schools-teach-tiktok-despite-newsroom-indifference-7b168e156914) Gavin’s student, Ffion Clarke using TikTok to bag a jobhttps://twitter.com/ffion_clarke/status/1301843144129077249 (https://twitter.com/ffion_clarke/status/1301843144129077249)Journalists mentioned using TikTok:   https://www.tiktok.com/@abbiedewhurst?source=h5_m (@abbiedewhurst) Weather presenter for the BBChttps://www.tiktok.com/@marcellawhittingdale?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v2 (@Marcella Whittingale) BBC Brighton newsreader/ journalist Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service which connects you, the journalist, with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors, saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines.

  • In this episode we speak to two young freelance journalists about the value of finding a mentor.Jessica Morris, who is studying for her NCTJ Diploma and MA in Journalism, talks about how having a great mentor has advanced her career. Asyia Iftikhar, founder of the Young Journalist Community, discusses how to build a great relationship with your mentor.  The GuestsJessica Morris https://twitter.com/_jess_morris (@_Jess_Morris) http://jessmorrisportfolio.com/ (jessmorrisportfolio.com) Asyia Iftikhar http://asyiaiftikhar/ (@asyiaiftikhar)ResourcesFreelancing for Journalists Journalism Work Experience Initiativehttps://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists/476449/Young Journalist Community Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/)Young Journalist Community mentor scheme https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/mentorship_application (https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/mentorship_application)NCTJ diversity fund JDF https://www.nctj.com/Journalism-Diversity-Fund (https://www.nctj.com/Journalism-Diversity-Fund)The Freelance Parent newsletterhttp://cathufton.com/the-freelance-parent/ (http://cathufton.com/the-freelance-parent/)And Jess’s guest newsletter for The Freelance Parenthttps://cathufton.substack.com/p/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-student-parent (https://cathufton.substack.com/p/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-student-parent)Women in Journalism mentor scheme for women who have been in the industry for 2-5yrs https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring/ (https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring/)John Schofield mentoring for early career journalists https://johnschofieldtrust.org.uk/face-to-face-mentoring-for-early-career-journalists/ (https://johnschofieldtrust.org.uk/face-to-face-mentoring-for-early-career-journalists/)Journo Resources information about a range of mentoring schemeshttps://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor/)The Second Source mentorship scheme http://www.thesecondsource.co.uk/the-second-source-mentorship-scheme/ (http://www.thesecondsource.co.uk/the-second-source-mentorship-scheme/)The University of Sheffield mentor schemehttps://www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/new/student/explore/mentor (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/new/student/explore/mentor)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The ResponseSource https://www.responsesource.com/ (Journalist Enquiry Service) which connects you, the journalist, with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors, saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines.

  • In this episode we speak to two freelance journalists, one who has no formal journalism training and the other who studied on an NCTJ accredited degree.Anna Turns, a freelance environmental journalist, talks to us about her self-taught route into journalism and how each turn of her career informed her storytelling.  Chandni Sembhi, a freelance digital journalist, who runs So you want to be a journalist? Instagram account, discusses how her university course gave her confidence to start out in journalism. The GuestsChandni SembhiInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/soyouwanttobeajournalist/ (@soyouwanttobeajournalist)Twitter: http://@chandnisembhi (@chandnisembhi)Anna Turns Twitter: https://twitter.com/annaturns?lang=en (@AnnaTurns)Website: https://www.environmentaljournalist.co.uk/ResourcesMark Grist podcast http://www.markgrist.com/markcantrap (http://www.markgrist.com/markcantrap)Lily Canter research examining the value of accredited journalism courses:https://journalism-education.org/2015/08/chasing-the-accreditation-dream/ (https://journalism-education.org/2015/08/chasing-the-accreditation-dream/)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ulXwfU58Hk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ulXwfU58Hk)https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2015/news/new-study-raises-questions-about-value-of-accredited-journalism-courses/ (https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2015/news/new-study-raises-questions-about-value-of-accredited-journalism-courses/)https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2015/news/regional-press-no-longer-established-pathway-into-journalism-says-academic/ (https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2015/news/regional-press-no-longer-established-pathway-into-journalism-says-academic/)National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accredited courses https://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/diploma-in-journalism/Accreditedcourses/course-search (https://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/diploma-in-journalism/Accreditedcourses/course-search)NCTJ qualifications (incl. diploma and national qualification in journalism)https://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/diploma-in-journalism (https://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/diploma-in-journalism)Masters in print journalismhttps://www.findamasters.com/masters-degrees/united-kingdom/print-media/?70MhoIM400 (https://www.findamasters.com/masters-degrees/united-kingdom/print-media/?70MhoIM400)The Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BTJC) accredited courseshttps://bjtc.org.uk/students (https://bjtc.org.uk/students)Professional Publishers Association (PPA) https://www.ppa.co.uk/ (https://www.ppa.co.uk/)News associates course https://newsassociates.co.uk/ (https://newsassociates.co.uk/)Freelancing for Journalists training course https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/how-to-become-a-successful-freelance-journalist/s43/a750959/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/how-to-become-a-successful-freelance-journalist/s43/a750959/)National Union of Journalists (NUJ)  training courses https://www.nuj.org.uk/learn/nuj-training.html (https://www.nuj.org.uk/learn/nuj-training.html)Guild of food writers http://www.gfw.co.uk/Women in Journalism training https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/events/upcoming-events/ (https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/events/upcoming-events/)International Women’s Day Webinar with Terri White and Jane Garveyhttps://ajeuk.org/aje-celebrates-international-womens-day-2021/Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service which connects you, the journalist, with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors, saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines.https://www.responsesource.com/ (https://www.responsesource.com/)

  • We speak to two freelance journalists about how to handle and navigate negative feedback, criticism and online abuse. Jess Evans, fashion journalist, lecturer and founder of the Freelance Sessions talks about how to deal with negativity whilst JR Moores discusses how a band review sparked a Twitter spat with unexpected consequences.Please note this was recorded on March 2nd 2021.The guestsJessica Hope Evans https://twitter.com/jesshopeevans?lang=en (@jesshopeevans)Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thefreelancesessions/?hl=en (@thefreelancesessions)Website https://freelancemasterclass.wixsite.com/website (https://freelancemasterclass.wixsite.com/website)JR Moores https://twitter.com/spinal_bap (@spinal_bap)Website https://jrmoores.contently.com/ (https://jrmoores.contently.com/)New book Electric Wizards: A Tapestry of Heavy Music from 1968 to the Present, published by Reaktion Books, September 2021 http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/ (http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/)ResourcesLily’s experience of below the line comments on Hold the Front Pagehttps://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/weeklies-cutting-corners-in-rush-to-publish-on-web/ (https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/weeklies-cutting-corners-in-rush-to-publish-on-web/) JR’s review that ended up on a T-shirt https://thequietus.com/articles/28899-idles-ultra-mono-review (https://thequietus.com/articles/28899-idles-ultra-mono-review)Dan Lucas’s review on Drowned in Sound https://drownedinsound.com/releases/17684/reviews/4146495 (https://drownedinsound.com/releases/17684/reviews/4146495)Recent survey for The International Centre for Journalists documenting online attacks on women information https://www.icfj.org/news/online-attacks-women-journalists-leading-real-world-violence-new-research-shows (https://www.icfj.org/news/online-attacks-women-journalists-leading-real-world-violence-new-research-shows) and report https://www.icfj.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/UNESCO%20Online%20Violence%20Against%20Women%20Journalists%20-%20A%20Global%20Snapshot%20Dec9pm.pdf (https://www.icfj.org/sites/default/files/2020-12/UNESCO%20Online%20Violence%20Against%20Women%20Journalists%20-%20A%20Global%20Snapshot%20Dec9pm.pdf)Courtney Tenz presentation on online harassment at Berlin Media Convention 2019 https://courtneytenz.com/2019/06/17/for-your-viewing-pleasure-my-speech-on-online-harassment-from-the-media-convention-berlin-2019-dick-pics-death-threats/ (https://courtneytenz.com/2019/06/17/for-your-viewing-pleasure-my-speech-on-online-harassment-from-the-media-convention-berlin-2019-dick-pics-death-threats/)Nadine White, HuffPost reporter attacked by Government minister after asking questions about the Covid-19 vaccination campaign https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kemi-badenoch-nadine-white-press-freedom_uk_601853ccc5b622df90f5df60 (https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kemi-badenoch-nadine-white-press-freedom_uk_601853ccc5b622df90f5df60)Jen Williams Manchester Evening News journalist targeted by the government on Twitter after reporting on defunding of homelessness project https://www.wired.co.uk/article/government-targeting-journalists-on-twitter (https://www.wired.co.uk/article/government-targeting-journalists-on-twitter)Yorkshire Post editors support journalist in the face of government attack over story https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2021/news/editor-hits-back-as-ministers-and-mps-attack-daily-over-accurate-story/ (https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2021/news/editor-hits-back-as-ministers-and-mps-attack-daily-over-accurate-story/)Places where you can get support in you are experiencing online abuse as a freelancer: https://www.nuj.org.uk/about-us.html (https://www.nuj.org.uk/about-us.html)https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/app-for-journalist-jsafe-for-reporting-online-abuse/s2/a762437/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/app-for-journalist-jsafe-for-reporting-online-abuse/s2/a762437/)...

  • In the second episode of series 4 we speak to a consumer culture scholar from the Victoria University of Wellington, and the founder and editor of The Indiependent about whether you should ever work for free. Dr Kathleen Kuehn, senior lecturer in media studies, talks us through the prevalence of  ‘hope-labour’ and Beth Kirkbride, a freelance journalist, and editor at The Indiependent, discusses how the nuances of working for free need to be explored. The GuestsDr Kathleen Kuehn https://kmkuehn.com/ (https://kmkuehn.com/)Katheleen’s book The Post-Snowden Era- Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand https://www.bwb.co.nz/books/the-post-snowden-era  (https://www.bwb.co.nz/books/the-post-snowden-era )Twitter:https://twitter.com/kathleenkr?lang=en (@kathleenkr )Bethany Kirkbride, Freelance journalist and Founder and editorhttps://twitter.com/indie_pendent ( of The Indiependent )https://bethkirkbride.com/ (https://bethkirkbride.com/)Twitter: https://twitter.com/BettyKirkers (@BettyKirkers) and https://twitter.com/indie_pendent (@indie_pendent)ResourcesAcademics Anonymous, The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/education/series/academics-anonymous (https://www.theguardian.com/education/series/academics-anonymous)The Indiependent https://www.indiependent.co.uk/ (https://www.indiependent.co.uk/)The Indiependent - writer of the month https://www.indiependent.co.uk/?s=writer+of+the+month (https://www.indiependent.co.uk/?s=writer+of+the+month)Press pad https://presspad.co.uk/ (https://presspad.co.uk/)JournoResources https://www.journoresources.org.uk/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/)Journalism co.uk podcast: Robyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication https://www.journalism.co.uk/podcast/robyn-vinter-founder-of-the-overtake-on-closing-down-the-website/s399/a795339/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/podcast/robyn-vinter-founder-of-the-overtake-on-closing-down-the-website/s399/a795339/)Article by Lily in The Overtake: Baking a differencehttps://www.lilycanter.co.uk/lifestyle/the-overtake-baking-a-difference/ (https://www.lilycanter.co.uk/lifestyle/the-overtake-baking-a-difference/)Information on rates of pay https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/) and https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-salaries-how-much-journalists-paid/NUJ freelance fees guide http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php (http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php)NUJ rates for the job http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/index.php (http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/index.php)Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by the https://journalistenquiries.responsesource.com/about/send/ (ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service) which connects you, the journalist, with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors, saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines.