Freelance journalism empowerment conference

Celebrate the freelancers' power to make a difference!

Freelance journalists from all across the world came together for the Freelance journalism empowerment conference 2021 to gain new skills, create meaningful connections and celebrate the power of the community to make a difference.

Did you miss the event or some of the sessions? No worries, now you can watch the recording videos on YouTube.

Day 1- Recording sessions:

💪 The power of freelancers to make a difference by Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Rappler.

🌎 Freelance journalism: contributing to a society that works for all by Fisayo Soyombo, investigative freelance journalist and founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ).

🤳 TikTok for #freejournos: connect and engage with your audience by Sophia Smith Galer, visual Journalist at the BBC. 📂 Download presentation

📈 More than numbers: data-driven human rights storytelling by Bronwen Robertson, executive director at Data4Change. 📂 Download presentation

🗣️ [Panel] Effective pitches: persuade editors with stories that make the difference. Moderator: Abigail Edge, freelance journalist, editor and author. Panelists: Lola García-Ajofrín, Senior Journalist Outriders, Lola Hierro, reporter and editor, Planeta Futuro- EL PAÍS, Josephine Schmidt, Executive Editor, The New Humanitarian. 📂 Download presentations

Day 2- Recording sessions:

🤝 The future of freelance journalism is collaborative by Tabea Grzeszyk, CEO & publisher at Hostwriter. 📂 Download presentation

🔍 Investigate Europe: a cross-border team holding those in power accountable by Elisa Simantke, editorial director at Investigate Europe.

📲 Tweet like a pro (#StopUsingRedundant Hashtags) by Dana Regev, senior editor, social media at Deutsche Welle. 📂 Download presentation

💡 Slow News vs Infodemic: is another journalism possible? by Alberto Puliafito, editor in chief at Slow News. 📂 Download presentation

🌐 [Panel] Join the force: how to create a successful freelance collective or cross-border team. Moderator: Mercy Abang, journalist and editor Unbias the news. Panelists: Jelena Prtoric, #MeToo in the Medical Sector, Juliette Robert, YouPress, Michael Bird, Mobile Workers: Invisible Citizens
Geesje van Haren, Lost in Europe. 📂 Download presentations

Day 3 - Recording sessions:

🏆 Why Solutions Journalism can lead to more commissions and career opportunities? by David Bornstein, CEO Solutions Journalism Network.

🇧🇷 Favela vs. Covid-19: comic journalism and the tackling of a health crisis by Priscila Pacheco, reporter at Aos Fatos. 📂 Download presentation

🖼️ Instagram for freelancers: translating impactful stories into an IG hit by Sharon Attia, social media editor at The New York Times. 📂 Download presentation

💰 Grants: how to apply successfully and make a living as a freelancer by Stefano Valentino, freelance journalist and founder Mobile Reporter. 📂 Download presentation

🎥 [Panel] What's new: the latest storytelling trends in freelance journalism. Moderator: Aisha Salaudeen, Nigerian multimedia journalist, producer, and writer. Panelists: Fariba Nawa, Journalist, host of On Spec podcast, Nidheesh M K journalist creator of the #happyaano project, Alberto Tetta, journalist and producer member of the Cyborg Queer team, Laurence Ivil, Freelance journalist and producer, co-author Graphic Novel Motherhood in crisis. 📂 Download presentations