Oct 9, 2017

How are Australian freelance journalists funding their work?

It's getting harder and harder for freelance journalists to get by just on selling work to legacy media, so how are they getting by?

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Alan Moir, Sydney Morning Herald 2009
Alan Moir, Sydney Morning Herald 2009

A 2009 Alan Moir cartoon in the Sydney Morning Herald 

When Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Alan Moir was caught up in the deep cuts at Fairfax earlier this year, he needed to find a way to supplement his income. Moir tells Crikey he was lucky to retain his regular Saturday editorial cartoon spot, but losing his Monday-to-Friday cartoons was a financial hit.

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One thought on “How are Australian freelance journalists funding their work?

  1. Irfan Yusuf

    The best way to make a living as a freelancer is to go overseas somewhere and try and get a gig for the Economist or some other international publication that believes in paying writers properly. Or drive an Uber.

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