Freelance Journalism in 90 minutes

Learn the tricks and tips of being a freelance journalist
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

For all those amateur and aspiring writers, journos and bloggers who belong to the brotherhood without banners of journalism, here’s a workshop tailored specifically for freelance writing in India.

Take this course to learn the nuances of freelance journalism.

This workshop will cover how to be a freelance writer and pitch to magazines/newspapers/websites. You will learn:

  • How to craft a pitch letter/email,
  • The do’s and don’ts of freelance writing
  • The best way to get an editor’s attention and get published.

About the Faculty:

Besides being incredibly passionate about what they do, all of our three teachers have first hand witnessed the low quality of writing available in India's freelance circuit, they see this as an opportunity to better the resource pool and contribute to the development of quality Indian new media writers.

  • Nayantara Kilachand: Nayantara is the founder of She has worked and studied in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong, and written for Mint, Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Wallpaper, among several other publications and websites.
  • Amit Gurbaxani: Amit is a senior editor with He has been writing extensively about music for over a decade, for publications such as Time Out Mumbai, where he edited the music section in addition to being the deputy editor. His after-office life is an endless series of gigs across the city.
  • Deepanjana Pal: Deepanjana is Books Editor at DNA and a regular columnist for Mumbai Boss, Sunday Guardian and ForbesLife. She is the author of The Painter: A Life of Ravi Varma, and has freelanced extensively for a variety of publications including Wallpaper*, Caravan, Business Standard, Mint Lounge and Tehelka. In the past, she has worked with Time Out Mumbai and ELLE.

What are the requirements?

  • Be or aspire to be a freelance journalist

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to be a freelance writer and pitch to magazines/newspapers/websites

Who is the target audience?

  • Freelance Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Writers
  • Bloggers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introductions

The faculty Nayantara, Amit and Deepanjana introduce themselves

Section 2: While Pitching

Things one should avoid doing and be careful of


Tips and good practices that will help your pitch

6 pages
These guidelines are applicable for all the lectures in this course
Section 3: During the Editing process

Things to keep in mind after you have got the job


Things to keep in mind after you have got the job contd..

Section 4: After Publication

A discussion on the best practices after publication

Section 5: Q&A

The audience poses some interesting questions to discuss with the faculty

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Noesis369 aims to fill the skill gaps between graduation and employment by finding, organizing and promoting skill based workshops and classes designed to equip people with the know how to face the challenges of the modern day work environment.

Noesis369 runs and owns through which it has educated over 4000 students while empowering 1000s of teacher to find students online.

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