i pitched a story about how journalism schools are failing students by not teaching any of the basics of freelancing to all the major media publications and not one wanted it.
so... who wants it? i think it’s an essential aspect of how this industry is failing young journos!
i've spoken with a dozen freelance journalists like myself who went to j-school and every single one said there was little to no freelance education in their school's curriculum.
it's almost as if talking about the possibility of freelancing after graduation is taboo.
at columbia, we were pushed to apply for internships at small, local newspapers. i remember there was one "information session" about how to pitch your masters thesis, but no other opportunities to learn how to make freelancing your career.