Episode 25

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Published on:

31st Mar 2021

Mentoring

In this episode we speak to two young freelance journalists about the value of finding a mentor.

Jessica Morris, who is studying for her NCTJ Diploma and MA in Journalism, talks about how having a great mentor has advanced her career. Asyia Iftikhar, founder of the Young Journalist Community, discusses how to build a great relationship with your mentor.  

The Guests

Jessica Morris @_Jess_Morris jessmorrisportfolio.com 

Asyia Iftikhar @asyiaiftikhar

Resources

Freelancing for Journalists Journalism Work Experience Initiative

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists/476449/

Young Journalist Community Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/

Young Journalist Community mentor scheme 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535/mentorship_application

NCTJ diversity fund JDF 

https://www.nctj.com/Journalism-Diversity-Fund

The Freelance Parent newsletter

http://cathufton.com/the-freelance-parent/

And Jess’s guest newsletter for The Freelance Parent

https://cathufton.substack.com/p/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-student-parent

Women in Journalism mentor scheme for women who have been in the industry for 2-5yrs https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring/

John Schofield mentoring for early career journalists 

https://johnschofieldtrust.org.uk/face-to-face-mentoring-for-early-career-journalists/

Journo Resources information about a range of mentoring schemes

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

The Second Source mentorship scheme 

http://www.thesecondsource.co.uk/the-second-source-mentorship-scheme/

The University of Sheffield mentor scheme

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/new/student/explore/mentor

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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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