Fair rates survey: How much are you being paid for writing, editing or photography? What is a fair rate for your work? We'll use this survey to revamp our Fair to Freelancers Standard. Reply to Bill Snyder and include "Survey" in the subject line. Your name will not be published, of course.
Great Journo Conference:
Through the courtesy of the American Society of Journalists, members of all units of the Pacific Media Workers Guild are entitled to a significant discount to what's shaping up to be a great conference: New Avenues in Journalism, to be held at SF State on Oct. 10 and 11. You’ll learn about new ways to use -- and sell -- your skills, meet editors who assign work and network with your peers. Use our discount code: sf45pmwg at New Avenues in Journalism
Danger spikes: The role of freelancers has expanded across conflict zones; nearly half the 70 reporters killed in Syria since 2011 have been freelancers, lacking institutional support. Reporters without Borders offers some protections. Read the AP story.
GUILD FREELANCERS is a growing part of the Pacific Media Workers Guild and The Newspaper Guild-CWA. We represent journalists and independent writers working in all types of media, and advocate vigorously on their behalf in the marketplace, the Legislature, and the public mind. We work to provide benefits, services, and educational programs for our members as the publishing industry evolves.