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Thursday, August 22 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Freelancing: Stories from the Front Lines

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Welcome to the brave new world of freelancing in broadcast journalism. Whether by choice or out of necessity, freelancing presents its own challenges and opportunities for journalists. This panel of veteran broadcast journalists will give you insights on marketing yourself, working and making a living as a freelancer. Bring your questions and/or war stories to share with fellow freelancers or those interested in making it as a broadcast freelancer.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfreelance

Location: Morgan 

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Rahul Bali

Rahul Bali is a freelance broadcast journalist based in Georgia. His latest job was as a TV and radio reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers, which covered the 2013 Georgia Legislative session. Rahul’s extensive resume includes working as a reporter, producer and editor at a number of news operations including WJBF-TV (Augusta, Ga.), WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.), WSB Radio (Atlanta) and CNN Radio. Twitter: @rahulbali
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Don Champion

Reporter, WCBS-TV
Don Champion joined WCBS-TV in May 2013 as a reporter. He comes to New York City from Denver where he worked at KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate, as a Reporter/Anchor. While in Denver, Don covered several big stories including the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting and the 2009 arrest of a terrorist who plotted to bomb the New York City subway system. In 2010, he was even awarded an Emmy Award for Best Producer. Prior to Denver, Don worked as Weekend Anchor... Read More →
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Sally Herships

Sally Herships is an award-winning journalist who’s produced or reported for BBC World Service, NPR, WNYC, Studio 360, has put in many hours at Radio Lab and is a regular contributor to public radio’s Marketplace. Sally’s work has been presented at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art. She’s taught radio workshops at the New School, Smith College, Feet in Two Worlds, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, and other places. Her... Read More →
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Ko Im

Host/Correspondent/Blogger, Freelance
@koimtv | Ko Im is a freelance writer, lifestyle enthusiast and yoga instructor. A Columbia Journalism graduate and former national television correspondent, Ko published and narrated Broke, not Broken, a solo travel-as-therapy e-memoir. She contributes multimedia content to Yahoo Travel and is a proponent of millenials, women and diversity. She has led meditation sessions overseas and facilitates yoga workshops around the country. Ko grew... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019