Episode 42

Published on:

27th Apr 2022


In this episode, we ask whether you need shorthand as a freelance journalist. We talk to Marc Shoffman, a journalist and podcaster, and Rachel Charlton-Dailey, a health and disability journalist, about the pros and cons of shorthand, when it can be useful, as well as considering alternatives tools. 

Marc Shoffman

Twitter: @marcshoffman 

Instagram: inforapennypodcast

Website: Https://cavendishcontent.com/


Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Twitter: @RachelCDailey

Instagram: @rachel_is_dunn

Website: https://rachelcharltondailey.com/



The unwritten https://www.theunwritten.co.uk/

Women in Journalism Georgina Henry award for digital innovation.


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Freelancing for Journalists
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