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“The tips, insights and guidance the podcast has offered have been invaluable in helping me prepare to go from a staff role to freelance. It feels like the climate is changing rapidly as a result of the work you’re doing, which has given me the encouragement I really needed to give it a go full time.”

BBC Staffer

In this episode, we talk about how to get funding for a project with Amanda Nunn,  a freelance broadcast journalist and co-founder of the Off the Record newsletter and Warren Nettleford, an ITN television presenter and reporter and co-founder of Need to Know, the UK’s first youth news service built purely for the digital generation. Amanda Nunn Twitter: https://twitter.com/amandanunnc5 (@AmandaNunnC5) Off the record newsletter: https://www.offtherec.co.uk/ Warren Nettleford  Twitter: https://twitter.com/wnettleford (@wnettleford ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monkish_monsignor/ (@monkish_monsignor) Need to Know website: https://ntk.network/ (https://ntk.network/)   Resources Cision https://www.cision.com/ Journalism Charity https://journalistscharity.org.uk/ (https://journalistscharity.org.uk/) Journo Resources  https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-degree-funding-training-complete-list/ (https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-degree-funding-training-complete-list/) Women in Journalism https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/ (https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/) Royal Television Awards- Digital Award 2019: Need to Know  https://rts.org.uk/award/tvj2021 (https://rts.org.uk/award/tvj2021) Google news initiative fund  https://twitter.com/GoogleNewsInit (https://twitter.com/GoogleNewsInit) https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/ (https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/) YouTube launch warren  Need to Know https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVG8pk55TDQIYwNPTf-k7ig (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVG8pk55TDQIYwNPTf-k7ig) European Journalism Centre https://ejc.net/ (https://ejc.net/) Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ (https://www.patreon.com/) Freelance journalist recommendations Amelia Tait https://ameliatait.com/ (https://ameliatait.com/) Johnny Harris https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnny-harris-b067488b/  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnny-harris-b067488b/ )
  1. Funding
  2. Side hustles
  3. Shorthand
  4. Trust
  5. Sort your pension!
  6. Photojournalism
  7. How to appraise yourself: Part 2
  8. Changing profession later in life
  9. Moral choices
  10. Saying no

 

 
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