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While working as an independent journalist can be rewarding, it is also a tremendous amount of work to run your own business. AHCJ has a vibrant freelance community. Members are willing to offer ideas, contacts and support to each other. Our resources include job postings, advice articles, resource links and more. To grow these resources, we look to members like you to offer suggestions, write tip sheets and expand our available links. We also have an active Freelance Committee interested in pursuing more services for you.

New webcast

Pitching to top publications

Writing for top publications strengthens your platform and boosts your chances of receiving a prestigious fellowship, or even a book deal. See it now...

New tip sheet

Covering scientific conferences

How can journalists make the most of their time and energy when covering a scientific or professional conference?  See it now...

New market

Details added on Discover magazine

Learn what it takes to get a freelance assignment from Discover magazine in our new Market Guide. See it now...

Freelancer news

Association of Health Care Journalists » Freelancing

What AHCJ’s conferences, social media and a dog’s blog have to do with building a freelance business
My dog helped me land a freelance assignment recently. Actually, my dog’s blogs (he has two) helped me get the gig. To be honest, my 5-year-old Labrador retriever, Roscoe, wouldn’t even have a blog if it weren’t for what I’ve learned at AHCJ’s Health Journalism conferences the past three...

Today’s webcast: Tips for pitching to top publications
March 27, 1 p.m. ET A big feature in a glossy magazine can bring more than financial rewards. Writing for top publications strengthens your platform and boosts your chances of receiving a prestigious fellowship, or even a book deal. On the practical side, working with highly skilled editors will...

Health Journalism 2015 agenda covers gamut of health care
We have posted descriptions of nearly all of the panels planned for Health Journalism 2015 and it’s an agenda packed with timely and useful sessions for anyone covering health. Field trips on Thursday will feature trips to Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford...

Panels, key speakers announced for Health Journalism 2015
California’s Silicon Valley – an intersection of health and technology – will be home to Health Journalism 2015, AHCJ’s annual conference scheduled for April 23-26. Convening at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, hundreds of journalists will visit area sites during field trips, hear from...

Powerful Alzheimer’s narrative nets radio documentary award
When done well, there may be no better medium for storytelling than radio. When vivid narrative is paired powerful audio, “There’s something about sound that puts our imaginations to work, making us more active participants in the story we’re hearing,” as journalism professor Casey...

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