New ways to make journalism pay 2
WONDERING whether freelance journalism has a future? Wondering whether you have a future in freelance journalism? Our second New Ways To Make Journalism Pay conference on 17 November aims to give that future a good seeing-to and come up with some ideas on how we can find our way through the recession-cum-digi-economic jungle.
Diverse speakers already confirmed include R4 Media Show and Guardian expert Steve Hewlett, Exaro online investigative journalism site editor Mark Watts, co-editor of Belfast-based freelance-owned and launched social affairs magazine VIEWdigital Una Murphy, and freelance experts-by-experience on making a good living and/or surviving while doing what you love and care about. They include Guy Smallman (photographer whose assignments include Afghanistan, Iraq and the Pakistan earthquake aftermath), Max Glaskin (B2B writer who's found clients around the world) and others on making it as a freelance in the post-2007 "perfect storm" and how to break the "BRIC" markets. We've even invited some bosses...
Half of each session will be dedicated to contributions from you, the audience, asking crucial questions, sharing good ideas on that key topic - how to do journalism while eating, keeping a roof over your head and suchlike.