The future of journalism is freelance. For a number of reasons, including drastic cuts to the number of salaried journalists, the number of freelance journalists in Europe has been growing steadily over the past 15 years. Whether journalists opt to go freelance for freedom and flexibility or simply out of necessity, the profession comes with uncertainties and challenges.
At the European Journalism Centre, our goal is to build resilience into journalism and to support and connect freelance journalists. Our research suggests that many freelance journalists are isolated and need personal connections to succeed in their job, especially in the first years.
That's why we are testing a mentorship pilot for early-stage freelance journalists in Europe, and we would like you to be part of it!
Are you looking for advice on budgeting or time management?
Tips on how to apply for grants?
Ways to break out in the international market?
Maybe just an honest opinion on your story pitches?
As a mentee, you have the chance to pick the brain of an established freelancer and receive their support, advice and inspiration for your career.
Do you want to become a mentee? Fill out this quick form or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org until 19 September 2019!