40 episodes

Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

Contact us via email freelancingforjournalists@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @freelancingfor @lilycanter @emmajourno.

You can find out more about FFJ at our dedicated website here: https://freelancingforjournalists.com/

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You can also sign up to our freelancing course here: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

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Freelancing for Journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson

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Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

Contact us via email freelancingforjournalists@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter @freelancingfor @lilycanter @emmajourno.

You can find out more about FFJ at our dedicated website here: https://freelancingforjournalists.com/

Love the podcast? Then why not buy us a virtual cuppa here: https://ko-fi.com/freelancingforjournalists

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to get all the latest podcast news plus additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/y6j7kx7d

For the full Freelancing for Journalists experience you can purchase our book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freelancing-Journalists-Media-Skills-Canter/dp/0367135558

You can also sign up to our freelancing course here: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

And check out our webinar training series here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists

We also offer a range of bespoke training packages under the Freelancing for Journalists brand. Email us for details.

    Blogging

    Blogging

    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 Guests
    Andy Webb
    Blog: https://becleverwithyourcash.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyclevercash?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andyclevercash/
    Marisa Bate
    Blog and newsletter: https://www.writingaboutwomen.com/ (https://www.writingaboutwomen.com/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/marisajbate
    Resources and recommendations
    Playing Big by Tara Mohr
    https://www.taramohr.com/the-playing-big-book/
    Freelance Writing Awards
    https://www.freelancewritingawards.com/ (https://www.freelancewritingawards.com/)
    Andy’s column in Metro
    https://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’ podcast
    https://becleverwithyourcash.com/podcast/ (https://becleverwithyourcash.com/podcast/)
    Andy’s Facebook group
    https://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 Homicides
    https://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).

    • 40 min
    Ghosting

    Ghosting

    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 Guests
    Solape Alatise
    Twitter: 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 Snape
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoelSnape (@JoelSnape)
    Website: http://www.livehard.co.uk/about/ (http://www.livehard.co.uk/about/)


    Resources and recommendations
    Lily’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 journalist
    https://ameliatait.com/ (https://ameliatait.com/)
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxkd3/am-i-the-a*****e-reddit (https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxkd3/am-i-the-a*****e-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-Baptiste
    https://www.lateefahjb.com/ (https://www.lateefahjb.com/)
    Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by https://www.cision.co.uk/ (Cision).

    • 35 min
    How to appraise yourself

    How to appraise yourself

    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)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing

    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 Godart
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hicharl0tte?lang=en (@hicharl0tte)
    Eric Reidy
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eric_Reidy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (@Eric_Reidy)
    Website https://ericreidy.com/ (https://ericreidy.com/)
    Resources
    ProPublica 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 Journalism
    https://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

    • 43 min
    Safety and security

    Safety and security

    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 Giaziri
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarah_giaziri?lang=en (@Sarah_Giaziri)
    Michael Bird
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelbirduk?lang=en (@MichaelBirdUK )
    Website: https://michaelbirdjournalist.wordpress.com/ (https://michaelbirdjournalist.wordpress.com)
    Resources
    Frontline 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%2FenanduserId=3513194andsignature=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%2FanduserId=3513194andsignature=30416014e38b110f (https://www.ecpmf.eu/)
    Rory Peck Trust in the UK https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/2e55eace9967bf04389739fceb5964e8d27cf957?url=https%3A%2F%2Frorypecktrust.org%2FanduserId=3513194andsignature=b9b9b51e27d2d53d (https://rorypecktrust.org/)
    Media Defence in UK https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/6bfe88b6131a19255d5a0e613504868fafc58bb6?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediadefence.org%2FanduserId=3513194andsignature=c8d5c2586794aa54 (https://www.mediadefence.org/)
    Dart Center for Journalism and 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)

    • 41 min
    Collaborative journalism

    Collaborative journalism

    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 guests
    Tina Lee
    Twitter @tinaleeinberlin
    Suchit Chavez
    Twitter @suchitchavez
    Resources
    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/)

    • 54 min

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