5 Tips for Freelance Journalists Looking to Stand Out to Editors

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The evolution of news has been tied to drastic shifts in newsrooms—from organizational structure to staff sizes. With many outlets facing staff cuts and tightened budgets, freelancers have become essential in many news organizations, filling gaps and sustaining news production. Editors often use writers' associations, other publications, blogs, and freelancers' pitches to source reliable freelance journalists who can produce well-written, insightful content.

With all these channels, freelancers looking for ongoing relationships with editors need to ask:
How do I stand out and convince editors to work with me again?

A recent Press Club of Cleveland panel addressed this challenge. Moderator Adam Burroughs of the Smart Business Network was joined by Doug Trattner, Fresh Water Cleveland Managing Editor, Jason Pettigrew, Alternative Press Editor-in-Chief, Steve Gleydura, Cleveland Magazine and Inside Business Editor, and Jane Levesque, MedCity Media Director of Content Marketing, to discuss how they find freelancers and share valuable advice on building a strong relationship with editors.

For 5 key takeaways from the discussion, continue reading on Beyond Bylines: http://bit.ly/BBfreelancers

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