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Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by ResponseSource. The ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service connects journalists with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines. Find out more at https://www.responsesource.com

Our podcast is perfect for anyone looking for top tips, advice and insider secrets on how to be a successful freelance journalist.

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

You can check out the most recent episode of the podcast here. And you can find more detailed information on any episode including show notes and resources at our dedicated page.

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

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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

Finding case studies and experts Freelancing for Journalists

In the first episode of series 4 we speak to two experts about how to track down the perfect case study and how to source the best experts.  Tom Bettison, account manager at ResponseSource talks us through the journalist enquiry service whilst freelance documentary maker Kate Dooley discusses how she works to develop relationships in order to get that little bit extra during her interviews. The Guests Tom Bettison https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombettison/?originalSubdomain=uk (LinkedIn profile) Kate Dooley https://www.instagram.com/d001ey/?hl=de (@d00ley) https://www.thetalentmanager.com/talent/12425 (https://www.thetalentmanager.com/talent/12425) Resources FFJ lunchtime webinar series https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists (https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists) How to become a successful journalist (with additional premium FFJ community) https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/how-to-become-a-successful-freelance-journalist/s43/a750959/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/how-to-become-a-successful-freelance-journalist/s43/a750959/) FFJ on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/freelancingforjournalists/ (@freelancingforjournalists) FFJ work experience programme https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists/476446/ (https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists/476446/) How to track down case studies for your next article by Lily Canter  https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-to-track-down-case-studies-for-your-next-article/s2/a793552/ (https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-to-track-down-case-studies-for-your-next-article/s2/a793552/) Diversity episode- Freelancing for Journalists podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/diversity/id1511920418?i=1000501819068 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/diversity/id1511920418?i=1000501819068) Response Source https://www.responsesource.com/ (https://www.responsesource.com/) and their journalistic enquiry service is at https://journalistenquiries.responsesource.com/send/ (https://journalistenquiries.responsesource.com/send/) PR & Journo Requests on Twitter https://twitter.com/journo_request?lang=en (@PRJOurnoRequest) use #JournoRequest or #PRRequest Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service which connects you, the journalist, with PRs and organisations to secure expert comment, case studies and information for independent editorial, free of charge. ResponseSource puts you in touch with experts and PR contacts across all sectors, saving you hours of research and helping you meet your deadlines.
  1. Finding case studies and experts
  2. Setting up a newsletter
  3. Writing for specialist titles
  4. What commissioning editors want
  5. Diversity
  6. Sports Journalism
  7. Working Outside London
  8. A dualcast special with Jobs Bored
  9. Imposter syndrome
  10. Disability: barriers, opportunities and tackling prejudice

 

 
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