There's more where that came from

Things freelance journalists hear from editors when its time to be paidNetwork of Women in Media India Facebook page
Flix Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 16:41

For now, it’s just a series of seven images of the freelancers’ version of Overheard in the Newsroom.

The Network of Women in Media India started has created a series of images with quotes from what editors tell freelance journalists. Journalism is a high pressure job at the best of times, which come few and far in between, but it is also one with job insecurity. The only thing more difficult than being a fulltime journalist is being a freelancer journalists, working without the guarantee of a salary at the end of the month.

A recent report in The Conversation outlined the sorry state of freelance writers who, despite having experience and skills are not paid for their efforts.

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Images put up by the NWMI on its Facebook page earlier this week contain quotes after the fashion of Overheard in the Newsroom, except that these conversations are likely to have occurred over the phone or via email. Take a look and how freelancers often get treated

Six months. Ahem.

Usually called an OC



Check out more on the NWMI page.

(All images courtesy of Network of Women in Media India, sourced from their Facebook page)

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