Freelance writing – Ten Top Tips to Thrive as a Writer

    Follow these ten top tips for getting started as a freelance writer, and you’ll convince editors to publish your work. By Fran Weerts   Like art, freelance writing is often regarded as a hobby. It may appear self-indulgent - taking enthralling trips in the name of research, fraternising with fascinating people and no boss to remark on your tardy start to the day. In reality, though, your life as a freelance writer will be somewhat less grand. Freelance writing will be demanding of your time,

Eight Tips for Reporting from a Disaster Zone – by Noel Cisneros

  Our Broadcast Journalism tutor Noel Cisneros was called to duty by ABC News in the US to cover the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. She filed reports for America's #1 morning news program, "Good Morning America", ABC Radio News Network and ABC News San Francisco.  Here are tips she offers to reporters working in disaster zones.   On Feb 22 a 6.3 quake hit Christchurch.  It killed 182 people and damaged more than 100,000 buildings. It flattened huge sections of the