Episode 43

Published on:

4th May 2022

Side hustles

In this episode we talk about side hustles, should you have one and how do you explore your interests alongside your freelance journalism work? We speak to Dean Sterling Jones, a chef from Northern Ireland, who works as a freelance journalist when he’s not cooking, and Waseem Mirza, a sci-tech journalist and presenter who is also a screen actor and voice artist. 

Waseem Mirza

Twitter: @waseem_mirza

Instagram: @thewaseemmirza


Dean Jones

Twitter: @shootingthemess

Instagram: @deansterlingjones

Blog: https://shootingthemessenger.blog/



BBC CLICK https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m9ry

Pennyworth series 3 https://collider.com/pennyworth-season-3-hbo-max/

NUJ Freelance Resources


NUJ Branches 


Examples of how Lily brands different parts of her journalism https://www.lilycanter.co.uk/



The FutureTECH Show- Waseem’s podcast 


The FutureTECH Show - Waseem’s YouTube series 

The FutureTECH Show Episode 1

Dean's latest article: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/russia-yevgeny-prigozhin-ukraine-trump-giuliani-films

Freelance journalist recommendations

Jane Lytvynenko




Carol Cadwalladr



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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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