Building Your Freelance Career

Learn how to devel­op a career in inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism, as well as how to man­age your busi­ness. Find out what types of jour­nal­ism work are avail­able to free­lancers and explore top­ics such as find­ing, devel­op­ing, and orga­niz­ing ideas; sell­ing sto­ries and your­self; and mar­ket research tech­niques. Dis­cuss dig­i­tal tools that can reduce time, errors, and the chaos of self-employ­ment, as well as life skills that fos­ter a healthy work-life bal­ance. We’ll wade into the busi­ness nit­ty-grit­ty — who pays, how much, and what’s in a con­tract — as well as best practices.

This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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