Working as a freelancer during the COVID-19 pandemic can pay off — if you know the focus of your story. That was the advice for beginning freelancers in a Zoom webinar May 13 sponsored by the Hunter Journalism program and featuring Professor Susie Armitage and other professional journalists. Get their best tips and tricks, plus a guide to pitching.
Hunter Journalism alum Angely Mercado is paying it forward by writing about her experience freelancing, getting work published in the New York Times — and how it didn’t change her life. Learn how she views the freelancing lifestyle.
Hunter Journalism is sponsoring a free webinar this Wednesday, May 13, from 1-2:30 p.m., to help students prepare to freelance. The presentation covers freelancing basics, how to make a living, knowing your rights and more. RSVP FOR THE ZOOM LINK.
Freelance food writer Pamela Vachon paid a virtual visit to the journalism program's magazine writing class. Learn about her circuitous career path, and her tips on using story pitches to make good first impressions, as well as on writing what you care about.
Making It, And Making It Again: My First 20 Years As A Writer In New York, Almost All Of It Without A Full-Time Job
Journalism instructor David Alm moved to New York City 20 years ago and struggled to succeed as a writer and editor. Ultimately, he built a career he is proud of as a freelancer and teacher. Here's his story about making it as a journalist in New York.