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Friday, August 23 • 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Set Yourself Apart as a Freelance Journalist

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Freelance journalist doesn't have to be a code phrase for unemployed. With newsroom staffs shrinking, there are often more opportunities for freelancing -- if you have the nerve to seize them. Learn how to set yourself apart from the pack of hungry freelancers and how to structure your business for long-term success. This session will address networking and cultivating editors or clients; how to manage your time to earn more and work less; negotiating contracts; opportunities for teaching and consulting; and how blogging and social media can boost your career (or waste your time and energy).

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfreelance

Location: Morgan 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Independent Journalist
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a Harvard-educated journalist with nearly 20 years' experience writing for magazines, newspapers and online. A regular contributor to About.com and Fortune magazine online, her expertise is money, work and family. Her freelance articles have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Money, The New York Times, Parade, MSN Money, Slate, USA Today's magazines, Washington Post Magazine and Working Mother. Previously she was... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Lim

Victoria Lim

Multi-platform Journalist
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized expert in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling, from 140-word tweets to 30-minute documentaries. Experienced in consumer affairs, personal finance issues, investigative, education, political, business, diversity and sports reporting, Victoria extends her reporting skills beyond newsrooms, by also creating content for companies and non-profits. Organizations and... Read More →
avatar for M. Cat Sandoval

M. Cat Sandoval

Backpack Video Journalist
Cat Sandoval is a NYC backpack video journalist and entrepreneur. She is a one woman-bandit who shoots, edits and reports. You can catch her on the web at NYPost.com and on air at RCN’s Channel 53 EbruTV News. She is a proud freelancer and business owner of production company Frustrated Journalist. Don't let the title fool you, Cat’s not so frustrated anymore. She finds her motivation through stories she has yet to... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2013 1:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019