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A journalist’s guide to developing an online presence

At the recent Walkley’s Freelance Journalism conference I was asked to speak on developing an online presence as a freelance journalist. It was a fun session, in which La Trobe University’s Lawrie Zion and Anthill Magazine’s James Tuckerman also gave some very valuable and interesting advice. Here’s a recap of what I presented. In order… Continue reading A journalist’s guide to developing an online presence

freelancing · socialmedia · twitter

The twit-pitch: Pitching to editors on Twitter

I’ve just done something I’ve never done before. I just pitched to an editor on Twitter. This shouldn’t really be surprising. Public relations professionals do it. In fact, I advocate it in social media courses I do for PR professionals. Perhaps I have been lucky, but in the freelance journalism world I have always followed… Continue reading The twit-pitch: Pitching to editors on Twitter

freelancing · futurejournalism · online journalism · writing

Journalism models of the future

My students would chastise me. I have broken the golden rule of good blogging behaviour – I haven’t posted regularly. It has been the start of the semester and I have been frantic, however, that is no excuse so I am back with some interesting food for thought. Two things have got me thinking about… Continue reading Journalism models of the future