From story to product. From byline to bottom line.
FREELANCE BOOSTER SESSIONS
Investment: £35 (one) / £65 (two) / £90 (three)
If you are stuck with a story pitch, need advice on a new journalism project or want to get started with crowdfunding your work, you can book an online one-to-one support session with me. Together, we analyse your strengths and identify opportunities. I will share tips, ideas and advice tailored to your specific needs, to help you maximise your freelance income and work on the stories you care about. A Freelance Booster Session is 45 minutes (30 mins meeting on Skype + 15 mins research).
This hands on one-day workshop will provide you with the tools to make your independent journalism career both successful and sustainable. We cover pitching to old and new media and securing audiences and commissions in a changing media landscape. We also explore how to cleverly use digital journalism tools and platforms to source work, crowdfund and promote your brand. You'll learn how to follow your passion while making it all pay.
NEXT WORKSHOP DATE: to be announced
This day course is delivered by the Constructive Journalism Project, of which I am a co-founder. It covers both the academic theory and editorial practicalities of the up and coming field of constructive journalism. Many of us went into journalism with a desire to help change the world. And yet, working in traditional media often leaves us feeling frustrated. The lack of editorial interest in genuine solutions to the problems facing society makes it hard for journalists to break the negative news cycle. There often is another side to a story we report on: examples of positive change, of resilience and transformation, and of exciting possibilities. We know that our audiences love to hear about it. But how do we go about telling these stories effectively and using our journalism as a force for good?
In this course, you will get a thorough introduction to constructive journalism and learn how to use it within your career.
NEXT DATE: Friday 21 October 2016, London