Episode 14: Imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome Freelancing for Journalists

This week we talk about the nagging feeling that freelance journalists get when they doubt their accomplishments or talents and fear being exposed as a fraud.

We speak to award-winning journalist Donna Ferguson and entertainment specialist Nick McGrath about acknowledging your achievements, dealing with rejection and putting negative thoughts into perspective.

The guests

Donna Ferguson @DonnaLFerguson

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/donna-ferguson

Nick McGrath @nhmcgrath

Landing Page

Resources

How to pitch, get commissioned and make a living interviewing celebrities https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-pitch-get-commissioned-and-make-a-living-interviewing-celebrities-tickets-118077632377 

Donna’s article: How to accept rejection https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/26/turn-rejection-into-success-share-hashtag

Mentor schemes: https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring-2020/

https://journalismassembly.com/assembly

www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor

https://www.journalismdiversityfund.com/

https://presspad.co.uk/how-it-works

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