Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Start Your Career in Journalism

Listen to The Writer’s Co-Op, subscribe to Freelancing with Tim, and reach out to your local editor (in that order).

Rainier Harris
The Startup



Listen to The Writer’s Co-Op.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s my tweet about it. Basically, Wudan Yan and Jenni Gritters made an excellent podcast specifically about the business of freelancing. Why is it so important? Well, writing might be what you love to do but we also live in a capitalist society. If you’re like me (i.e. in high school), you don’t have to worry about making money off freelancing (although this is also a privileged position to be in). But if you’re like me, you want to know how to and what your career could look like. You’re doing the job of a “professional” journalist, why not make some money doing what you love anyway.

I was freelancing on-and-off for a few months because of school and then summer finally came. That meant more time to write. TWC gave me a huge boost in seeing freelancing like a small business of sorts. Yes I love it, but I deserve to make good rates regardless (I’ll make a post specifically about rates and negotiation as a young freelancer soon). The podcast is on pretty much every major podcasting platform and you can listen to the entire…