This Book Contains All You Need To Know To Work As A Freelance Journalist It Is The Perfect Introduction For Career Changers, Writers, University Graduates, School And College Leavers, Communications Professionals And Those Who Just Wants A Rewarding Part Time Challenge In It You Ll Discover The Tools Of The Trade News, Views, Reviews, Opinion Pieces, Plus Feature Writing, Travel Writing, Music Writing, Sports Writing What It S Like To Step Into The Unknown And Work For Yourself How To Pitch Your Ideas Successfully To Editors How To Brainstorm Original Ideas How To Market Yourself As A Freelance Journalist You Ll Also Find Tips And Advice From A Wide Range Of Successful Freelance Journalists And Editors, Including Simon Calder, Editor Of The Independent Traveller Magazine Phil Sutcliffe, Freelance Music Journalist For Q, Sounds And Mojo Lia Leendertz, The Guardian Weekend Magazine S Gardening Columnist And Damien Barr, Lifestyle Journalist For The Times REVIEWS I Defy The Novice Writer To Find Any Aspect Of His Newly Chosen Profession That Isn T Covered Somewhere This Is A Very Good Place To Start Bristol Review Of Books AUTHOR BIOG The Author, Marc Leverton, Has Over Two Decades Of Media Experience As A Freelance Journalist, He Has Written For The Guardian, The Big Issue, Tangent Books, Openmind Magazine, Real Travel And Many Others He Also Teaches Journalism Skills At Bath Spa University And Weston College CONTENTS IntroductionPart One Learning To Write As A Journalist1 Tool Of The Trade2 Who Is The Audience 3 Writing Reviews4 Writing Opinion Pieces5 And Now For The New6 Feature Writing7 Travel Writing8 Lifestyle Writing9 Sports Writing10 Music Journalism11 Finding Ideas12 How To Approach Editors13 The Journalist And PR Relationship14 Improving Your Writing Skills15 Media Law Basics16 Media EthicsPart One The Business Of Freelancing17 Stepping Into The Unknown18 Gaining Industry Experience19 Marketing Yourself20 Planning, Organisation And Time Management21 Negotiating22 Self Employment Checklist23 Self Employment The Pros And Cons24 Working From HomeAppendix 1 Jargon BusterAppendix 2 Further ReadingAppendix 3 Further Training Index. What a refreshing read this was I have had to read quite a few books on journalism for my journalism major in college but most of them were quite boring Not this one Note I didn t have to read this one but I picked it out myself as material for my thesis.I love how Leverton uses humour to keep the reader focused He will say things as they are like describing the deadline day as When the shit hits the fan or come up with funny examples such as a fictional headline by a fictional writer
Marc Leverton s Freelance Journalism is the comprehensive, clear and concise guide for any aspiring freelance journalist Of all provinces full time, part time or pastime With clearly defined terminology throughout, Mr Leverton s has covered the broad ocean of writing styles in an extraordinarily accessible way featuring practice exercises without detriment to the work Moreover, with industry experience at hand, Mr Leverton reveals the truth, benefits and costs of freelance, self employment and negotiation not merely as a craft, but as a modus vivendi Brimming with an appendix of training courses, jargon and further educational opportunities, what could one ask for in their journey towards becoming a freelance journalist Alas, some errors pertain to the beyond par grammar and spelling But this aside, the work remains legible And with rich knowledge of the immediate and lo
Great read for the journalists, especially those who are new in the field.
- 225 pages
- How to Work as a Freelance Journalist
- Marc Leverton
- 05 March 2017 Marc Leverton