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Freelance Journalism in 90 minutes

Learn the tricks and tips of being a freelance journalist
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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.
Who is the target audience?
  • Freelance Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Writers
  • Bloggers
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What Will I Learn?
How to be a freelance writer and pitch to magazines/newspapers/websites
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  • Be or aspire to be a freelance journalist
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 01:41:11
1 Lecture 02:11

The faculty Nayantara, Amit and Deepanjana introduce themselves

Preview 02:11
While Pitching
3 Lectures 26:45

Things one should avoid doing and be careful of

Preview 14:42

Tips and good practices that will help your pitch

What to do

These guidelines are applicable for all the lectures in this course
6 pages
During the Editing process
2 Lectures 32:54

Things to keep in mind after you have got the job

During the Editing process - Part 1

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

During the Editing Process - Part 2
After Publication
1 Lecture 07:40

A discussion on the best practices after publication

Post-publication best practices
1 Lecture 25:41

The audience poses some interesting questions to discuss with the faculty

Q&A and Discussion
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