Freelancing during COVID-19: Tips from AHCJ members
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- AHCJ Core Topic: Coronaviruses/COVID-19
- AHCJ Freelance Center
Recorded May 21
Health care reporters across the world have stepped up to cover COVID-19, and some freelancers have reported that they're covering "all COVID, all the time." This webcast features three AHCJ freelancers who have written a variety of stories for different publications. We'll talk about their experiences and discuss the unique ways that freelancers can adapt during the pandemic, whether they cover COVID-focused news or not. Bring questions!
Elaine Howley, freelance writer
Emily Sohn, freelance writer
Serena Gordon, freelance writer
Moderator: Carolyn Crist, AHCJ freelance community correspondent
Elaine Howley is a freelance writer, editor and researcher in Boston who writes about health and sports. Her stories have been published in U.S. News & World Report, AARP.org, Medscape, Atlas Obscura, espnW, SWIMMER, Outdoor Swimmer and others. During COVID-19, she has written news pieces for U.S. and sports-related updates for Outdoor Swimmer and U.S. Masters Swimming.
Emily Sohn is a freelance writer in Minneapolis who focuses on health, science and environmental stories. Her work has appeared in Nature, Discovery News, Nautilus, U.S. News & World Report, Science News, Smithsonian and National Geographic. During COVID-19, she has written pieces for National Geographic, NYT Parenting, Outside, Popular Mechanics and Medscape.
Serena Gordon is a freelance writer and editor in New York who primarily focuses on health news. She often writes for HealthDay, and her stories appear in U.S. News & World Report, WebMD and United Press International. During COVID-19, she has written more than two dozen HealthDay stories focused on the coronavirus, which have appeared in several outlets, including CBS and U.S. News.