Freelance Journalism News and Industry Guides
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Online news archives at risk of censorship
Freelance journalists face having their stories removed if they feature a defendant.
Defamation law is finally fit for the digital age
Online writers, forum hosts and publishers given new lines of defence, and attack.
- UK publishers’ exports leap by 45%
Firms specialising in publishing have seen their export values surge the most.
- Publishing professionals urged to have their say
Invitation to publishing types who want to make their mark on the industry.
- Murdoch rebrands News International as News UK
Rebrand is the latest development in the general overhaul of the media company
- Apple set to hire 'uniquely creative' writer
Putting personality into Siri due to fall to one creative wordsmith.
- Freelance Alliance Spotlight: Russ Thorne
Russ on sledging down volcanoes and his passion for travel & lifestyle features.
- Freelance Alliance Spotlight: Charles Thomson
Charles Thomson on the highs and lows of life as a freelance writer.
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Journalism and Copywriting News and Industry Guides
- Journalism Guides
- Introduction to becoming a freelance journalist
Freelance UK's Introduction to becoming a freelance journalist.
- Who needs freelance journalists?
There is huge scope for journalism jobs in the market place and below we cover the main areas where you can win contracts or supply stories on a freelance basis.
- Journalism - Routes into the industry
Like most people who start out in business you may well begin by taking on freelance assignments or covering news worthy events in the hope of selling it to newspapers or magazines.
- How to find work
The best place to gain advice on jobs and where to find work are other professionals. Make best use of online discussion forums, email news groups and, while at events that you are covering, make sure you speak to other journalists who are on assignment.
- Selling your work
Resources for selling your work.
- Rates & Allowances
The National Union of Journalists have produced an excellent fees guide for freelancers.
- Journalism - Legal Information
Copyright law is there to protect you but it is surprising the amount of freelancers who are not fully aware of the legislation's depth and breadth.
- Training - Freelance Journalists
Training courses and information for journalists.
- Professional bodies and unions for Journalists
Links and details of professional bodies and unions for journalists.
- Recommended Reading for Journalists
Our collection of recommended reading titles for those looking to get in to freelance journalism.
- Journalism Useful Links
Our collection of useful links for freelance journalists.
- Copywriting Guides
- Copywriting guide
The copywriting freelance market has few boundaries. Every word in every brochure, advert, website and leaflet is written by somebody. Some of this will be written in-house or by marketing / PR firms, some by the freelance copywriter.
- Who needs freelance copywriters?
The market for copywriters is vast and is expanding all the time thanks mainly to the Internet where company information and marketing has to be up-to-date as soon as news breaks or a new product line is released.
- Copywriter routes into the industry
With the vast range of areas where freelance copywriters that are required there are a vast range of routes into this industry.
- Copywriting - how to find work
By setting up an identity for yourself with a portfolio or online presence then you can start approaching potential clients and flexing your networking muscles by attending relevant business functions.
- Copywriter rates and allowances
The rates for copywriting work vary according to the type of copy being written and the individual supplying the copy.
- Copywriting Jobs
Places to look for work!
- Copywriting - Professional Bodies and Associations
Professional bodies and institutions.
- Copywriting - Training and Tutorials
Online and offline training and tutorials for copywriters.
- Copywriting - Useful Links
Copywriting - Useful Links
- Copywriting - Recommended Reading
Recommended reading for freelance copywriters.