Posted - 6/5/2012 7:49:56 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
I'm doing an article aimed at new freelance writers that gives them resource advice for sources. I'd like to get firsthand info from experienced freelance writers on the resources you use and how you use them. Think HARO, ProfNet, Social Media, etc.
Posted - 6/8/2012 5:16:11 AM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
Maybe I can help. I've used ProfNet and HARO. Even social media occasionally.
Posted - 6/25/2012 12:04:09 AM | show profile | flag this post
Honey nothing beats shoe leather. Anyone can find a source online; real journalists go out and talk to people.
Posted - 7/30/2012 10:29:58 AM | show profile | flag this post
How sad that you'd lead new freelancers into being public relations tools.
Here are some resources for finding sources:
Online phone directories
Colleges and universities
Community centers, clubs, community agencies
Reading books, magazines, newsletters, newspapers and news websites
Listening to radio and TV
Asking other sources
Asking your professional network, friends and relatives who they know (friends and relatives are not sources)