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IIJ Freelance Conference

Thursday, March 9-Friday, March 10, 2023


10:00 am-7:00 pm Eastern


Join the Institute for Independent Journalists for a live, online freelance journalism conference on March 9-10 with 12 information-packed interactive sessions on pitching, negotiations, fellowships, business, podcasting, interrogating power, and more. Learn directly from editors what they want in a pitch, including The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Verge, Prism, The Emancipator, CNN, and more. Fellowship directors will explain how to get funding for an important journalism project. Business-savvy freelancers will share their secrets for increasing income and landing meaningful projects.

Only $89 for 12 live, interactive sessions, delivering 15 hours of learning. Sign up now and get immediate access to a bonus bundle with 5 recorded full-length webinars, tip sheets, freelance checklists, an income tracking worksheet and more. For more info and to register: 

March 9-10, 2023
10 am – 7 pm ET

All sessions will be recorded and available to view for one month after the conference.

The IIJ is a new organization whose mission is the financial and emotional sustainability of journalists of color, through shared learning, innovation, and advocacy. All are welcome at the IIJ’s public programs, although some IIJ opportunities are limited to BIPOC freelancers.

Bonus bundle:

  • Five webinar recordings for freelance journalists, on long-form narrative, productivity, fellowships and how to pitch (two different groups of editors).
  • A one-year membership to the Institute for Independent Journalists for 2023.
  • Downloadable tip sheet on journalism fellowships, a spreadsheet for tracking freelance assignments, checklist for a new client or new assignment, with freelance tips and an hourly rate calculator