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How to appraise yourself Freelancing for Journalists

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. How to appraise yourself
  2. Crowdsourcing
  3. Safety and security
  4. Collaborative journalism
  5. Gender and identity
  6. Reporting Migration
  7. Solutions Journalism
  8. A dualcast special with Northern Natter
  9. Demystifying TikTok
  10. Mentoring


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