Fulltime newsroom jobs are diminishing and many journalists are now seeking ways to adapt to a new dispensation without the resources and backing of newsrooms.
Trends in the news industry globally paint a picture of a business model largely reliant on independent journalists and freelancers. And recent journalism research shows that freelancing is the future of journalism.
Malaysian science journalist Yao-Hua Law started off as a freelancer six years ago without any newsroom experience. His work has been published in over twenty outlets, he has won awards and what he describes as a mix of grit and luck has paid off.
He shared tips to help journalists interested in freelance science journalism. And while his article targets journalists in South East Asia, what he shares is easily applicable to journalists anywhere.
Read his article here.