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14 Jan 10 Is Freelance Journalism a Viable Career Option?

For an adventurous type, Freelance journalism is indeed is a good career option. I am saying for the adventurous type because it requires lots of running through the cities, and scanning the rough neighborhoods for a story to cover. You need to be always on your foot, and constantly searching for stories to make a decent living as a freelance writer. It is not an easy job to do, at least not when one is starting out.

To succeed as a freelance journalist, you need to have:

  • A willingness to spend as much time as required chasing a good story.
  • A desire to travel from place to place in search of a good story.
  • A knack for working under tight-deadline

If you have these three traits then freelance journalism is a right career for you, and the more you will do each of the things discussed above, the more successful you will become in your career. This is not a career for you, if you are looking for a job that gives you lots of personal space. The news story is the life of a freelance journalist, and he has time for nothing else.

A day of freelance journalist begins quite early in the morning when the editor of the newspaper gives the topic to cover, which is followed by calling up concerned person for interviews and interview bites. The information collection goes on till evening after which the journalist needs to sit down and craft a story using the information he collected. In the process, he may also require to verify the credential of data collected and recheck the numbers. He will have to do all these things before mid-night when the newspaper goes for printing.

The day of a freelance journalist ends after news submission to begin once again at 6 AM for the next day news. Not everyone can take this, so you need to ask yourself if you can handle such pressure or not.

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Tags: Adventurous Type, Day News, , , Freelance Journalism, Freelance Journalist, , Information Collection, , , Mid Night, News Story, Personal Space, , , Travel, Viable Career Option, Willingness

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