On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism
Table of Contents
Freelance journalism 101
Making a living
Tools of the trade
Welcome to the online version of the SPJ Freelance Communitys guide to freelancing, On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism. This new guide derives from the previous, download-only (PDF) version that made its debut at Excellence in Journalism 2012.
Moving the freelance guide to the web (HTML) format allows us to update and augment it frequently. We plan to add other chapters and sections, including more contents from the previous guide, as soon as we can get them into the new format. Future plans also include a PDF download of the contents, formatted for printing.
Presenting the guide in this format also allows us to repost the current contents whenever we determine that additions or corrections are needed. If you see content that needs improvement, please let us know by posting questions and comments on the communitys Message Board.
We consider this freelance guide to be a living document, one we can adapt to changing norms in journalism (in general) and freelancing. We welcome suggestions and contributions from the Freelance Community. Feel free to send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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