The Rise of Freelancers

Multi-skilled journalists who can handle the rigors of freelancing may soon be in high demand as mainstream media adapts to new forms of information consumption. Former BBC reporter Angela Saini discusses her jump into the freelancing fray:

I was trained by ITN and BBC News to produce, film and edit as a lone-working video and audio reporter. Although I’m one of the first generation of journalists who are multi-skilled in this way, in the long-run it is likely to be the way most of us work. And if we want to have the biggest possible impact on the world, then we need to make the most of all the different kinds of platforms, from the Internet, to emerging digital channels.

(Via Craig McGinty’s Twitter stream)

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