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NOVEMBER 2008 SUNOASIS JOBLOG

Is there a conflict of interest in health reporting?

A basic article on how to start a freelance business. Useful links.


November 26, 2008

An intriguing look at the possibility of journalists using an ad network and writing directly for an audience. This has long been a dream of writers but as one person puts it, "you have to a build a blog, you have to build a following, you have to have a product out there before you even begin to think about revenue and a sales team..."

An online journalist explains that, "although cynics like to say that the craft is a dead end for both young reporters and veteran writers alike, I think itís an exciting time to be a journalist."


November 24, 2008

Are writers in a kind of purgatory?

An interview with the VP of of business development at Helium.com


November 22, 2008

Read this illuminating account of a business reporter at The Miami Herald who set up shop as a home-based freelance writer and began offering his journalism services to business magazines and trade publications.


November 18, 2008

According to Regina McCombs at Poynter.org, more journalists are moving from print to the web. "Journalists with certain skills suddenly have options they haven't had, and they are taking chances on jobs in a new medium as a way to grow their careers and maintain passion for their work." The article emphasizes the need to have more digital skills that include audio and visual techniques.

Journalism is in a crisis around the world as this November 5th protest highlights.


November 17, 2008

Will you be a great collaborator in the newsroom of the future? Here are some ideas about how to do it along with a video from Poynter.org.


November 14, 2008

Read this informative interview with a TV anchor and reporter. If you want to go in this direction it will give you some decent background on what to do and what to expect.

I've never heard of any conman impersonating a freelance journalist.

Come to think about it what a good cover to get valuable information.


November 10, 2008

Freelance writers should think of themselves as "information consultants."

"Whenever you have people interested in a confusing subject where there is a scarcity of quality information, there is an opportunity for freelance writers to capitalize on that niche."

This is from a sitepoint.com blog.


November 1, 2008

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