Freelance journalism has never had it so… Well, how would you fill in that blank?
Let’s start with the sunny side: Freelance journalism has never had it so good, as “smart” devices and digital distribution make it possible for more men and women than ever to contribute their reporting and opinions to conversations in the public square.
And then, there’s the dark side: Freelance journalism has never has it so bad, as the flood of content online washes away traditional business models and scatters advertising dollars to the winds.
The annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, April 25-27 in New York’s Roosevelt Hotel, offers dozens of educational sessions to help freelance writers make the most of the opportunities awaiting them, while avoiding the dangers that might keep them from success. From the ASJA headquarters in Times Square, Alexandra Cantor Owens, executive director, gives CCC’s Chris Kenneally an early look at the programming.