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Freelancing 101: How and When to Hang Out Your Shingle

There’s no “best” time for journalists to give freelancing a try — you can get started as soon as you know how to put a story together. Freelancing can be good for student journalists, recent grads, as a full-time pursuit or a side gig to other ventures, when you’re laid off, or as a step-down to retirement. You just need to know how to get started! This session will show you the basics — how to find work through networking and pitching — and provide business tools you need to begin working as an independent journalist.