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Webinar: How to make it as a freelancer in investigative & data journalism (April 2023)

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April 11, 2023


1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Are you thinking of becoming a freelancer but wonder what obstacles and challenges you will deal with? 

Come to this IRE webinar and find out: 

  • How to pitch an investigation
  • Who to pitch to and when
  • Dealing with contracts
  • Negotiating pay for a project
  • Finding documents on a budget
  • Building your team of success (lawyers, story contacts, etc)

Whether you’re out there by choice or necessity, learn from freelancing experts on how they've been able to become their own boss.

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 1-2 p.m. (ET)


Jordan Gass-Pooré - Independent Journalist, Creator/Host, Hazard NJ podcast (NJ Spotlight News/NJ PBS)

Sonali Kohli, Senior Recruiter, URL Media

Laird Townsend, Director, Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE)

Rebecca Aguilar, freelance journalist/educator (moderator)

Ticket Price

  • Free for IRE members. You must still go through the ticketing/registration process so Zoom info can be sent prior to the workshop


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