Episode 16

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Published on:

2nd Dec 2020

Sports Journalism

In this episode we speak to broadcast journalist Sam Ashoo and former professional netball player Sarah Leach about breaking into a freelance career in sports journalism.

We also discuss the impact of Covid-19, the obstacles faced by women reporters in sports and how to negotiate pay rates as a freelance journalist.

The Guests

Sam Ashoo @samashoo_tv

https://www.samashoo.com/

Sarah Leach @sarleach

http://www.sarahleach.com/about

Resources

The freelance place for new starters in TV: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tv.runners

Sky Sports Careers https://careers.sky.com/jobsearchresults/

The Athletic Careers https://theathletic.co.uk/careers/

Journo resources freelance rate https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/

NUJ freelance rates https://www.nuj.org.uk/work/freelance/

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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.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

Edited by Richard Wilson.

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