Episode 17: International Women’s Day 2019 compilation

Special extra episode out now! Thanks to all these great women for giving your time, expertise and best anecdotes to the podcast… scroll below the collage to find out more about them.

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Episode 16: Anna Codrea-Rado’s Fair Pay For Freelancers open letter

Freelance journalist, author and campaigner Anna Codrea-Rado is this episode’s guest. I was lucky to meet Anna (Twitter: @annacod) at a journalism event about a week or so after my redundancy last May, because she is so positive, but also practical, about making a freelance career work.

At the time, I was just about keeping the feelings of panic repressed, while I tried to learn what freelancing is all about… [still learning, btw]

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Episode 15: You own the narrative of your career, with LinkedIn’s Isabelle Roughol

Isabelle Roughol is senior editor-at-large at LinkedIn. She joined the company in 2012 and built a global news team working in seven languages across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

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Episode 14: Journalism should be fun – investigating burnout with John Crowley

“Just over 50% of journalists said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by information during their working day and wanted to ‘explore solutions’ to make it more manageable.”

That’s the headline finding from John Crowley’s survey on digital journalism and burnout, for the European Journalism Centre‘s News Impact Network.

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Episode 13: Graffiti was analogue internet, with Creative Rebels podcast co-host David Speed

Well, this episode has got me nostalgic for London trains, tubes, bridges and underpasses that were covered in graffiti in the 90s.

As one of the graffiti writers says in the incredible 1983 documentary Style Wars, that my guest David Speed mentions in this episode, once he’d tagged a subway carriage, it’d take his work all over the city, to people who’d never heard of him, who’d probably never meet him. And yet. His work was out there.

Graffiti was the analogue internet – along with literature. (h/t Maria Popova)

 

 

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Episode 12: From the Guardian to Vogue, via freelancing

Digital strategist & journalist Laura Oliver is currently acting Head of Audience Growth at Vogue International, and was Head of Social and Community at The Guardian, until she went freelance two years ago, following voluntary redundancy.

Freelancing wasn’t the plan after leaving The Guardian – Laura says she kind of fell into it – but once she’d made the decision, she made use of LinkedIn to get work, and she goes into detail on the episode on how she did that.

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Episode 11: WOMAN’S HOUR ON BBC RADIO 4: BEHIND THE SCENES

Producer Leona Fensome guests on the podcast to tell us about working on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

After working in written journalism in her native Australia, Leona tried out some audio and liked it.

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