Published on:

18th Jan 2023

Broadcast journalism

In this special bonus episode we talk to two members of the Freelancing for Journalism team, Madeleine Drury and Helen Quinn, who are both freelance journalists working in the broadcast industry. Maddie works as a freelance journalist and audio producer for broadcasters such as BBC World Service and Sky News, and Helen divides her time between writing health-related articles as a journalist and writing documentary scripts for television. 

The Guests

Madeleine Drury

Twitter: @DruryMadeleine 

Instagram: @dreamonmaddie

Maddie’s work:

Helen Quinn

Twitter: @helen1_quinn

Instagram: @helenquinn_1

Helen’s journalism portfolio:


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About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

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