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Shorthand
Episode 4227th April 2022 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In this episode, we ask whether you need shorthand as a freelance journalist. We talk to Marc Shoffman, a journalist and podcaster, and Rachel Charlton-Dailey, a health and disability journalist, about the pros and cons of shorthand, when it can be useful, as well as considering alternatives tools. 

Marc Shoffman

Twitter: @marcshoffman 

Instagram: inforapennypodcast

Website: Https://cavendishcontent.com/

 

Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Twitter: @RachelCDailey

Instagram: @rachel_is_dunn

Website: https://rachelcharltondailey.com/

 

Resources

The unwritten https://www.theunwritten.co.uk/

Women in Journalism Georgina Henry award for digital innovation.

https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/about-us/georgina-henry-award/

Transcription software service https://otter.ai/home


NCTJ shorthand 

https://www.nctj.com/journalism-qualifications/shorthand-teeline


NCTJ optional shorthand 

https://pressgazette.co.uk/nctj-set-to-make-shorthand-optional-for-students-who-dont-focus-on-news/


Freelance Journalist Recommendations

Ian Fraser 

https://www.ianfraser.org/


Charlotte Colombo

https://muckrack.com/charlotte-colombo


Hannah Shewan Stevens

https://muckrack.com/hannah-stevens