In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said reporter jobs were on the decline, and will decrease by nine percent by 2024. That same year, the BLS also said that about two in three writers were self-employed.
Freelance writers don't all get inundated with as many pitches as full-time reporters do, but many find it difficult to stay on top of communications from their various editors and publicists trying to get coverage. Based on her past experience as a full-time freelance reporter, Nicole Fallon Taylor has a few things PR pros should know before they pitch a freelance journalist.
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Introducing Muck Rack for Teams
Keeping media lists up-to-date and sending new versions of a spreadsheet over email is a painful process. Now your team can build and share media lists on Muck Rack that will automatically update whenever a journalist changes jobs.
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