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Getting Started
Episode 822nd July 2020 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In this episode we talk to Jem Collins, director of Journo Resources and recent journalism graduate Connor Stringer about how to get started as a freelance journalist.

We discuss keeping lists, contacting the tax office and creating email addresses - plus much more! if you want to get started in freelance journalism but are not sure how to get organised, then this is the perfect episode for you.

*This was recorded online so there is the occasional dip in sound quality.

The guests:

Jem Collins @Jem_Collins

Connor Stringer @connor_stringer


Freelancing for Journalists published by Routledge

Journo Resources

List of pitching guidelines:


The Professional Freelancer Newsletter by Anna Codrea-Rado 

Press Pad

EJC Freelance Assembly

Young Journalist Community

Wired pitching guidelines

HMRC register as self-employed