Professional Development

Being a freelancer in today's news industry isn't just about the journalism - it's also about making a living and looking after your own welfare.

Freelancing can be a complicated and lonely business. You may have entered the industry because of your journalism, photographic or filming skills, but you also need to know where to get funding, how to negotiate a fair deal, and how to look after your finances and welfare - all in addition to getting the story. The aim of this section is to help freelancers find sources of funding and insurance, negotiate an assignment, and provide tips and templates for budgeting and finances. As with all of our resources, this section will grow as the site develops and the industry changes. We welcome your feedback, comments and contributions.

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