The New Journalist's Guide to Freelancing: Building Your Career in the New Media Landscape

The New Journalist's Guide to Freelancing: Building Your Career in the New Media Landscape

by Meg Wilcox
The New Journalist's Guide to Freelancing: Building Your Career in the New Media Landscape

The New Journalist's Guide to Freelancing: Building Your Career in the New Media Landscape

by Meg Wilcox

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Overview

Freelancers make up one of the fastest-growing groups of workers in North America. But, in today’s fractured and quick-paced media industry, where do you start? This book is a guide for journalism students, recent graduates, and early-career journalists looking to better understand both the creative and business sides of freelance work in Canada and the US. Learn how to develop your personal brand, how to pitch to different types of publications and media outlets, and how to plan for your financial future as a freelancer (yes, it’s possible!).

Practical and easy to read, The New Journalist’s Guide combines more than a decade of the author’s personal experience as a freelance journalist with the perspectives of freelancers and experts across Canada and the US in a range of fields.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554815135
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 10/24/2022
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Meg Wilcox is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Digital Media at Mount Royal University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: What is freelance work?
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Anupa Mistry, writer and producer
Chapter 2: Building your brand … and your network
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Gabe Bergado, editor and writer
Chapter 3: Ready, set, pitch!
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Jeremy Klaszus, writer and founder of The Sprawl
Chapter 4: It’s Business Time
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Erin Lowry, financial writer and author of the Broke Millennial series
Chapter 5: Freelance Business Basics
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Trevor Solway, filmmaker
Chapter 6: Tax Time
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Kat Eschner, freelance science and business journalist
Chapter 7: Navigating the law as a freelancer
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Rebecca Collard, broadcast journalist and writer
Chapter 8: Contracts and negotiations
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Omar Mouallem, nonfiction writer and filmmaker
Chapter 9: Freelance work in the bigger picture
  • MEET A FREELANCER: Desmond Cole, independent journalist, activist, and author

Last Thoughts

Index

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