14 October 2015

The Salon is now fully booked. Watch for details of the next one!

Freelance Salon 15/10/15 - speakers confirmed

Making a living online - online publications, stories of growth and opportunity

FREELANCE SALON is an NUJ event that goes beyond the traditional orthodoxies of pitching to editors though that still has its place, Salon is a forum to discuss ways to make journalism pay, in new ways via speakers who've done something a bit different and made it work.

The evening will include networking, with fellow freelancers and some industry clients over a glass of wine (or water or orange juice) and some snack foods.

The percentage of freelances in the union is growing fast. Even those of us who have regular work have to be on the lookout for new ideas on how to develop our careers and shape an assortment - sometimes a ragbag of "jobs" into a progressive portfolio of opportunities, new ideas of new work streams and how to make our careers work and so LFB and the NUJ's Freelance Industrial Council (FIC) proudly present London's Freelance Salon.
Freelance Salon logo; Matt Salusbury

For our first London Freelance Salon edition the speakers are:

Alex Wood, Editor in Chief, The Memo - "a new [online] publication for people curious about the future, reporting on the individuals, technology and ideas changing the world".

The magazine, partly financed by advertising, commissions freelance writers on fees or retainers, and also acts as an agency in hiring out "inhouse" writers, sub-editors, video-makers, and designers to corporate clients.

A former freelance, Alex also played a part in establishing the online commercial success of . Tech City News

A trio from Byline a crowdfunded platform for news represented at Salon by founders Daniel Tudor and Seung-yoon Lee with consultant Peter Jukes.

Their slogan is "Nothing between you and the news". In brief the model is that journalists pitch their stories online to the public who may pledge money to support their work, stage by stage. Copyright remains with the writers; Byline's commission is 15 per cent.

London Freelance Salon makes its debut on Thursday 15 October 2015 at NUJ HQ, Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP (nearest station: King's Cross). Time: 6.30pm for arrival; speakers on promptly at 7pm; close at 9pm.

London Freelance Salon is backed by the NUJ's Freelance Industrial Council and London Freelance Branch and is inspired by LFB's successful New Ways To Make Journalism Pay 2012 events (and here for the NUJ Brussels Branch version).

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