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Thursday, September 7 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Freelance Quick-Start: Your Road Map to Financial and Emotional Sustainability

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This session will give emerging freelancers the training and perspective needed to develop a business plan and strategies for  financial and emotional sustainability. The session will cover how to structure a freelance portfolio, breaking into the industry, effective networking, recruiting anchor clients, identifying your brand and niche, and when to say no. Experienced freelancers will pick up new ideas and tactics to take their practices to the next level — and newcomers will understand what to expect in a freelance career.  

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Daric Cottingham

Reporter, Reckon News
Daric L. Cottingham (she/her) is a multimedia journalist who currently covers the intersection of news, entertainment, and culture at Reckon News. She is a proud Southern Black queer, trans woman based in Los Angeles, holding a mass communications degree from Prairie View A&M University... Read More →
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Katherine Lewis

Author and Founder, The Institute for Independent Journalists
Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist and author covering children, race, gender, disability, mental health, social justice and science. Her freelance work has appeared in the Atlantic, Fortune, New York Times, Parents, Slate, and Washington Post, as well as in Experience... Read More →
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Erin McGregor

Program Manager, Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
As a Program Manager at the Association of Independents in Radio, Erin oversees mentorship and training on SoundPath, AIR's training platform for the audio industry. She's passionate about creating enriching opportunities for professional development for AIR’s membership and the... Read More →
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Lonnie Hood

Freelance Journalist, Freelance
Lonnie Lee Hood is a queer rural journalist based in Tennessee. They live with their pet pig and cover labor, queer issues, sustainability and more — focusing largely on Appalachia and the South. They have bylines in the New York Times, Washington Post, Smithsonian, Tennessee Lookout... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Regency C2 (Floor 2M)