The Story Market's founder Lena Späth on her experience joining an accelerator
Our goal at The Story Market is that one day we all read newspapers that represent the variety of people, cultures, and ideas that make our world so unique. We want to read only the best stories, the ones that have been created by experts and people on the ground, no matter in which language. If we’re going to save quality journalism and foster democratic societies, we need to support the ones who create great stories. One of these figures is the Media Lab Bavaria.
How to pitch an article to The Guardian or New York Times
With all the uncertainty and the chaos accompanying the Coronavirus crisis, it is hard to maintain a cool head, much less think about the long-term. But as always, life must go on and the life of a freelancer is certainly not an easy one as it is. The aim of this guide is to give freelancers a clearer picture of about one of the most important aspects of freelance journalism: pitching. Pitching is a much-dreaded word among many freelancers and not for nothing. It takes a lot of effort to build a captivating pitch and even then it might end being rejected. However, rejection is an indispensable part of freelancer life and it is imperative to find a way to write a perfect pitch.
How to syndicate an article
International content syndication is an avenue that often goes unexplored by freelance journalists. Whether it is due to a lack of awareness or a lack of enthusiasm due to the prevalence of various hurdles is debatable. Still, syndication is a gold mine waiting to be explored by freelance journalists. More readership from across the world, a supplementary income and an enhanced reputation from worldwide exposure: it is indeed an enticing prospect. But as many might wonder, what exactly is international content syndication?