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Five Ways to Cope With Freelance Isolation

If you’re a freelancer, raise your hand! If you often feel isolated working from home, Starbucks or insert-your-remote-office-here, raise the other hand!

As for the good news about your situation, you’re not alone. According to a blog post on the Society of Professional Journalists, there are several ways to handle the lack of water cooler buzz, social stimulation, and hustle and bustle of a newsroom.

Carol Cole-Frowe writes in the post, “One of the toughest things I had to deal with when I made the jump to freelancing three plus years ago was the abrupt difference between a fast-paced, adrenaline-charged atmosphere of a newsroom, and freelancing out of a quiet, solitary home office.”

After she became depressed, she got out of it along with other solid journalists who transitioned from full-time gigs to project work at home. Here are some of her pointers… Read more

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Society of Professional Journalists Offers Two Fellowships

Got fellowships? The Society of Professional Journalists has two of them!

According to their press release, the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing doles out $75,000 to a writer to broaden his or her horizons and knowledge of the world. As for the cash itself, apparently it may be used for travel costs, researching topics or the cost of studying.

The other award, the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award, is granted to someone who has fought to preserve one or more rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. And it’s not limited to just one person — an individual, group of individuals or organizations may receive the award of $10,000 and an engraved crystal.

The deadline for both awards applications is June 22.