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Produced by former newspaper reporter and ex-public relations specialist Daniel Axelrod, president of the nonprofit Writers Unlimited Agency, Inc., “How to Freelance for Newspapers” is a succinct lesson for new, independent writers. For more information, read this companion newspaper feature story. Happy hunting.

Freelancer Resources

American Society of Journalists and Authors
News and information on industry trends and networking
Authors Guild
Help with copyright issues, guidance on contracts
Freelancers Union
Health benefits, 401(k) plan, mutual support
Journalism Job Listings
UC Berkeley’s compendium of job boards
National Writers Union
Advocacy for freelancers’ rights, health benefits, industry news
Media Bistro
Training, pay charts, pitching lessons, publication-specific tips
SPJ Freelancing Blog
Regular posts and archives full of tips and encouragement
SPJ Tools for Freelancers
Educational resources, writer directory, freelancer-related links
U.S. Copyright Office
Explanation of copyright law and help hotline