How to Become a Freelance Journalist
There’s never been a better time to be a freelance journalist. With thousands of different newspapers and magazines published in Britain every year, this short course will teach you the skills to become part of that, and help you to learn how to become a freelance journalist. From coming up with story ideas, to writing, editing and how to sell your stories to an editor – everything is covered. The course also includes advice and guidance on staying within the law, getting paid and understanding your self-employed status with the Inland Revenue.
- What it means to be a freelance journalist
- How do you start
- How to write news
- How to pitch and write features
- What is the market for your news and features
- How do you contact editors
- How to stay within the law
- How the tax system works for freelance journalists
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Understand how to begin as a freelance journalist
- Write news and features
- Contact editors to sell in their stories
- Understand why journalists must stay within the law
Who should attend
Those looking for a career change, people who want to begin a career in journalism and those who would like to try journalism alongside something else.
Follow up courses
Tony Padman has been a journalist for local, regional, European and national newspapers since 1999. After spending five years in news, he moved to features specializing in stories on health, religion, sport and education. He now concentrates on entertainment journalism for the national newspapers.
This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.