Episode 14

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Published on:

2nd Sep 2020

Imposter syndrome

This week we talk about the nagging feeling that freelance journalists get when they doubt their accomplishments or talents and fear being exposed as a fraud.

We speak to award-winning journalist Donna Ferguson and entertainment specialist Nick McGrath about acknowledging your achievements, dealing with rejection and putting negative thoughts into perspective.

The guests

Donna Ferguson @DonnaLFerguson

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/donna-ferguson

Nick McGrath @nhmcgrath

https://www.nick-mcgrath-freelance-journalist.co.uk/

Resources

How to pitch, get commissioned and make a living interviewing celebrities https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-pitch-get-commissioned-and-make-a-living-interviewing-celebrities-tickets-118077632377 

Donna's article: How to accept rejection https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/26/turn-rejection-into-success-share-hashtag

Mentor schemes: https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring-2020/

https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor/

https://journalismassembly.com/assembly

https://presspad.co.uk/how-it-works/

https://www.journalismdiversityfund.com/

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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.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

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