Say you’re a laid-off journalist who has worked for over five years at a major newspaper, you are not exactly a blogger but you’re too young to hang up your press pass just yet. Meet, the Journalism Shop. First started as an aid to ex-LA Times staffers looking for work has now expanded to other laid off journalist.
Just don’t hit them up if you’re a successful freelancer who’s never been on staff. They’re there for the in-betweens.
Why did they suddenly open it up to people outside of the LAT? “Journalism Shop was growing as big as it was going to grow,” founder Brett Levy tells FBLA.
In partnership with Ebyline, Journalism Shop is a bit like the “eBay of newspaper journalism” or an al a carte syndication service. Newsrooms that have been paired down can hire vetted journalists to cover assignments and out-of-work reporters can get gigs. Gigs paid for by newspapers as opposed to ProPublica where it’s a non-profit.
After the jump is the press release in full.