Making journalism pay: the sequel
IN January 2010 London Freelance Branch held a well-received conference on New Ways to Make Journalism Pay (see www.londonfreelance.org/fl/1002ways.html). Since then, journalism has continued to change and evolve - and things have remained very difficult. We have thought it might be helpful to run a second similar conference theme.
We're now asking for your help: what aspects of freelancing you think might be most helpfully addressed at such a conference. Some possible options - about which we'd be very grateful for your thoughts - might include panels on pursuing freelancing through social media, smartphone apps, collective endeavours, working for overseas and especially BRIC markets, and in slow times, diversifying outside the sort of journalsim we would usually do, going into consultancy, PR work for local "small and medium-sized enterprises" and so on.
Please tweet your responses as #MakingJournalismPay2, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you've time, take our quick survey at http://svy.mk/MakingJournalismPay2-survey.
For inspiration, take a look at the http://newmodeljournalism.com blog which is run by two NUJ freelances and actually makes some money from advertising.