#CAJ16 Striking out on your own -- J-Source.ca -- The Canadian Journalism Project

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Posted by fcadweb on November 10, 2015

#CAJ16 Striking out on your own

Looking forward as a journalist, you’re yearning for independence.You’re looking to life the life of a freelancer! Things look pretty awesome over there.Oh, but wait– what about those all-rights-grabbing contracts? Those piddly pennies paid by publishers who plead poor? Chasing down the client whose work you finished six months ago and still hasn’t paid you, while pitching the next client you hope pays you sooner than six months from now?Fear not– success can be found in freelancing without relying on the need for others to help pay the rent!Our panelists will share how they’ve built successful careers as independent journalists and how, with the right amount of preparation and care, the grass on their side of the fence really can be that green.

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