Episode 41

Published on:

20th Apr 2022


Trust is an essential part of journalism. In this episode, we find out why it's important and what you can do as a freelance journalist to gain it. We talk to Steve Nowottny, an editor from FullFact, who discusses how his work exposes and counters the harm false information can cause, and Jennifer Sizeland, a UK-based freelance journalist, who talks to us about how journalists can build trust with their sources.

Steve Nowottny

Twitter: @stevenowottny

Website: https://www.stevenowottny.com/

Jennifer Sizeland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LandofSize

Instagram: @lifeofsize 

Website: https://landofsize.com/


Full Fact https://fullfact.org/

How journalists can build trust with their sources


Muck Rack https://muckrack.com/search/

Qwoted https://www.qwoted.com/

Branding advice for journalists


FFJ podcast episode on branding


FFJ Twitter verification campaign 


Media matchmaker 


War on truth on BBC Radio 4 documentary by Marianna Spring 


Freelance journalist recommendations

Harry Wallop 


Marianna Spring disinformation reporter for the BBC 


Anya Ryan


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Freelancing for Journalists
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