MAJOR STUDY OF FREELANCE JOURNALISTS
Researchers at the University of Sheffield want to include
freelance journalists within their study of the self-employed. The
study will focus on both the positive and negative aspects of this
type of work.
We would like to hear from anybody who is interested
in being involved in the study. Initially participants will be
asked to complete a questionnaire and then subsequently a shorter
set of questions about their work experiences on a regular basis.
This may be completed through a web site. All information will
be treated confidentially and reports from the study will be sent
to participants. There may be an opportunity for participants to
join together in a discussion group if there is sufficient demand
As well as contributing to research on an increasingly
important topic, the results will be used to develop ways of helping
overcome any problems associated with freelance working that the research
The study is being conducted by Professors Toby Wall
and Stephen Wood, Dr Peter Totterdell and Mr Malcolm Patterson. If
you are interested in participating or require further information
please contact Ms. Vicky Welton on 0114 222 3252 or V.Welton@sheffield.ac.uk.