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Our podcast is perfect for anyone looking for top tips, advice and insider secrets on how to be a successful freelance journalist.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers, to bitcoin experts, and current affairs broadcasters.

You can check out the most recent episode of the podcast here. And you can find more detailed information on any episode including show notes and resources at our dedicated page.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

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“The tips, insights and guidance the podcast has offered have been invaluable in helping me prepare to go from a staff role to freelance. It feels like the climate is changing rapidly as a result of the work you’re doing, which has given me the encouragement I really needed to give it a go full time.”

BBC Staffer

An interview with Terri White Freelancing for Journalists

In the final episode of the series we chat to Terri White the former editor of Empire magazine and Time Out New York, about her first book, Coming Undone. The book is a brutally honest and moving memoir about her breakdown in New York and how her early life experiences shaped where she is today, both professionally and personally.  Terri is currently a freelance journalist writing for a range of publications and has a column in the Sunday Times. We pick her brains about choosing to go freelance for a better work/ life balance and how journalism today is affected by a lack of class diversity.  The Author Terri White  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Terri_White (@Terri_White) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrilwhite (@terrilwhite) Newsletter: White Noise https://terriwhite.substack.com/ (https://terriwhite.substack.com/) Book Coming Undone https://canongate.co.uk/books/2716-c Publisher Cannongate https://canongate.co.uk/ (https://canongate.co.uk/) Journalism  Grazia article about surviving on benefits https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/we-must-continue-to-protect-children-in-need/ (https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/real-life/we-must-continue-to-protect-children-in-need/) Big Issue  https://www.bigissue.com/news/activism/terri-white-no-child-should-know-the-emptiness-and-ache-of-hunger/ (https://www.bigissue.com/news/activism/terri-white-no-child-should-know-the-emptiness-and-ache-of-hunger/) Sunday Times column  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/whos-that-banging-away-at-the-typewriter-look-out-heres-terri-zsks0jtdd (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/whos-that-banging-away-at-the-typewriter-look-out-heres-terri-zsks0jtdd) The New Statesman https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2022/06/terri-white-media-response-strikes-working-class-journalists (https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2022/06/terri-white-media-response-strikes-working-class-journalists) Empire podcast  https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/empire-podcast-479-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-jude-law-farewell-terri-white/ (https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/empire-podcast-479-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-jude-law-farewell-terri-white/) Help to get into journalism London Film Festival critics mentorship  https://www2.bfi.org.uk/lff/education/critics-mentorship-programme (https://www2.bfi.org.uk/lff/education/critics-mentorship-programme) The Guardian Scott Trust Bursary https://theguardianfoundation.org/programmes/scott-trust-bursary (https://theguardianfoundation.org/programmes/scott-trust-bursary) Arts emergency https://www.arts-emergency.org/  (https://www.arts-emergency.org/ ) Freelancing for Journalists work experience  https://freelancingforjournalists.com/journalism-work-experience-initiative/ (https://freelancingforjournalists.com/journalism-work-experience-initiative/)
  1. An interview with Terri White
  2. An interview with Angie Simms & Stuart Quinn
  3. An interview with Polly Morland
  4. An interview with Lucy Waterlow
  5. An interview with Chris Stokel-Walker
  6. An Interview with Lisa Bradley
  7. An interview with Saima Mir
  8. Funding
  9. Side hustles
  10. Shorthand

 

 
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