Think journalism is tough? Try being a free-lance journalist. Think free-lance journalism is tough? Try being a free-lance investigative journalist. Although they produce some of the best stories, many lack institutional support and the financial backing to adequately manage the many challenges they face. Yet increasingly, our business is populated by freelance reporters, independent producers, and contractors.
Three senior journalists, all with hard-won years of freelance experience, suggest concrete steps to improve conditions for freelance investigative reporters, and share the best services and resources.