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Three Ways to Build Alliances With Fellow Freelancers

A recent blog post on the Society of Professional Journalists’ site rang true for us. The blogger attended a Mediabistro event in Seattle and wrote:

“The crowd is usually a mix of editors, journalists, PR and marketing folks, and the conversations were lively and informative. We shared ideas, contacts, success stories, pitching tips and a few assignments-gone-wrong tales of woe. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed mixing it up with my peers.”

Interestingly enough though her non-freelance friend attending the event didn’t quite understand how freelancers could be helpful to each other and freely offer suggestions and connections considering they’re in the same field and competing for the same work. Read more

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Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

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.