There are, of course, many more than 10 good reason to become a freelance journalist and writer, however, the ones selected for this article are of particular importance for anybody who is seriously considering this vocation
If you have a good story that is relevant to the issue, provides fresh perspective and is different from what the news outlet or any of their rivals are likely to have, then you have an excellent chance of seeing your byline the next day.
The key to freelance journalism is to keep plugging away with quality work so that the editor will always have time for you.
Have you thought about freelancing for a newspaper? Photojournalism is one of the most challenging, exciting types of photography.
If you’re a student who loves to write, you may not have thought of the opportunities that surround you to break into writing. The academic setting is the perfect place to build your writing resume so by the time graduation rolls around, you have some real writing experience
A very easy way for writers living in rural areas to increase their monthly income is to act as a local correspondent for different social media content websites. Social media content sites, like Patch.com, Examiner.com, and Gather.com
Trade publications attract writers from two primary sources. Trade editors actively seek out tradesmen and women and turn them into writers; and/or editors invite freelance writers to pitch query letters and articles make them familiar with the trade. Since the former option is the easiest and simplest, most trade editors prefer to work with freelance writers.
Paragraphing is an important technique in journalistic writing, perhaps more important than in other forms of writing. The purpose of paragraphs is to break up an article into its logical divisions so that readers can easily grasp the structure and thought.
When I wanted to break into newspaper work as a stringer or part-time journalist to supplement my income, I applied to a big city paper-The Boston Globe. In a brief interview with its editorial manager, he shared some wisdom which should interest any general writer whose mind trends in the same direction.
Everyone has a story about how they began their freelance writing career. Learn how to do the same from the experiences of one successful writer.
News writing habits have been changing since the dawn of the Internet age. Journalists must adapt, especially those who have spent their lives in newspapers.
Throughout the world people show tremendous loyalty to newspaper columnists and find they identify with them rather than the newspaper itself. They turn the pages of their favourite read to see their take on things.
My assignments included interviewing both actors Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep on the set of The Deer Hunter, the 1978 Academy Award winning Movie of the Year. I also had the opportunity to interview famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey during a local murder trial, as well as presidential candidates Jimmy Carter and Senator Henry Scoop Jackson during the 1976 presidential primaries.
You might not realise it, but the crossword is still one of the most popular parts of many newspapers… with lots of people buying a copy for that reason alone. After the front and back page, the sport and the TV sections it’s high up on the list