Tag: freelancer

by Sonia Paul

A new study released Monday by the content marketing platform Contently on the State of Freelancing in 2015 has found a conundrum in the freelancing industry. Many freelancers say their careers are getting better and two-thirds of respondents polled expect to freelance for at least 10 years. But the survey results also raise some big questions for the […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two tools that help newsrooms get photos and video from outside contributors. PART 1: Stringr Having a small staff often limits the amount of video a news operation can gather, but Stringr provides a digital marketplace where producers or editors can request and download specific footage from a network of contributors. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Freelancer safety coalition has nearly tripled in 2 months (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. Is there any such thing as a career in digital journalism? (Felix Salmon / Fusion) 3. Facebook hits 4 billion daily video views in Q1; mobile ad revenue grows 80% (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Twitter announces crackdown on abuse […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

August 2014 was a horrific month for freelance journalists. We are still mourning the loss of our colleagues, James (Jim) Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans who entered Syria to report on the country’s violent civil war. Both were talented journalists who focused their reporting on the human rights abuses of Syrian civilians. But in their […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Last month the Chicago Sun Times fired its entire staff of photographers -– 28 full-time journalists — and plans to rely primarily on freelancers. This news is just the most recent in a growing trend across the news industry, which is relying more than ever before on independent journalists and freelancers. However, despite all the […] more »