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Welcome to a podcast designed exclusively for freelance journalists and video producers all over the world. We believe that 5 minutes of short interviews and practical advice can be more valuable and effective than 45 minutes discussions.

Carlos P Beltran is an award-winning freelance journalist covering profile and human interest stories for some of the world's most influential networks (National Geographic, Discovery Digital Networks, AJ+, The New York Post, The Atlantic, Univision, Fusion, ABC News).

The Freelance Journalist 5 Minute Talkshow Carlos P Beltran

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Welcome to a podcast designed exclusively for freelance journalists and video producers all over the world. We believe that 5 minutes of short interviews and practical advice can be more valuable and effective than 45 minutes discussions.

Carlos P Beltran is an award-winning freelance journalist covering profile and human interest stories for some of the world's most influential networks (National Geographic, Discovery Digital Networks, AJ+, The New York Post, The Atlantic, Univision, Fusion, ABC News).

    012 - The New York Post's Head of Post Production Talks About Freelancing

    012 - The New York Post's Head of Post Production Talks About Freelancing

    Freelancing on the side while being the Head of Post Production at The New York Post can be quite a challenge.

    ***If you like the show, we would appreciate a very short review on iTunes. It helps other freelancers find this podcast***

    Visual artist (and "Godzilla enthusiast") Christopher Beer, talks about his days as a full time freelancer and how he made the difficult but necessary transition to a full time job at the Post, while also being true to his art and vision.

    Check out Christopher Beer's work at www.cmbeer.com and http://yearofthe-goat.tumblr.com/

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

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    011 - Focus on the Subject: The NY Post and the Bullied Fitness Model

    011 - Focus on the Subject: The NY Post and the Bullied Fitness Model

    Welcome to episode 011
    This is another Focus On The Subject episode where we talk to people who have been featured in documentaries, online pieces and short stories to get perspective from the other side of the camera.

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    Yanyah Milutinovic was recently featured in a short piece by The New York Post where she shows us how fitness models and competitors are constantly bullied on social media. The piece got more than 3 million unique views on Facebook just 5 days after its publication. Follow Yanyah at @YanyahGotitMade

    Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/NYPost/videos/10158814184160206/

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

    • 5 min
    010 - The Freelancer's Worst Nightmare

    010 - The Freelancer's Worst Nightmare

    Welcome to episode 10
    Freelancers are often subject of the dreaded "work for exposure" offer.
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    We talk to Samita Sarkar, author, freelance writer and editor who tells us about the best ways to approach clients who ask for free or spec work before committing to full pay.

    She has been published by the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and the Freelancers Union, among others. Follow her on twitter @samitasarkar
    and her site: BlossomsWriting.com

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

    • 5 min
    009 - Digital Security at the U.S. Border

    009 - Digital Security at the U.S. Border

    Welcome to episode 009
    As technology advances, our digital security becomes more vulnerable.

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    We talked to Ed Ou, Canadian visual journalist, about his experience being detained. and eventually declined access to the U.S., as he attempted to come into the country on assignment to cover the Dakota pipeline protests.

    Find Ed Ou's work at http://edouphoto.com/

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

    • 5 min
    008 - Street Photography and the Traveling Mad Man

    008 - Street Photography and the Traveling Mad Man

    Welcome to episode 008
    Gary Mark Smith has traveled to over 70 countries in almost 40 years working as a fine art photographer. He talks about the differences between photojournalism and his art, his cheap traveling hacks, and his latest adventures and books.

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    Find his work and latest books at www.streetphoto.com

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

    • 5 min
    007 - The Freelance Lifestyle is Not for Everyone

    007 - The Freelance Lifestyle is Not for Everyone

    Welcome to episode 007
    Freelancing is a lifestyle, not a job. What type of people can handle it? What is there to it?

    ***If you like the show, we would appreciate a very short review on iTunes. It helps other freelancers find this podcast***

    Joining us from Miami, FL, 24 year old Myrna Perez, a video journalist and filmmaker covering conflict and environmental injustice. She talks about the inherent uncertainties in freelancing, how to deal with them and why it is important to embrace the "community." Find her on twitter: @Myrna_Perez

    For more advice and hands-on tutorials visit www.carlospbeltran.com/tips

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Customer Reviews

EVVVVVEEEE ,

Excellent

Practical advice with real world insights into freelancing. At times, building an independent career can make you feel like you're alone on an island. I was so happy to find this podcast. It's a been a great way to connect to the advice and experiences of others.

ayrame ,

Really Good

This is really good!!! only take 5 min which is nothing!! must watch it.

springertime123 ,

Great podcast

A very informative podcast in a nice concise package! So many podcasts don't pay any attention to their length as the people talk on and on about practically nothing. Carlos gets right to the point and offers some great information.

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