Freelance journalism in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities

Templeman, Tiana L. (2016) Freelance journalism in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study examined Australian freelance journalists' careers and their role in the 21st century news industry. It discovered the skills, working life and professional identity of freelance journalists continue to be shaped by an industry undergoing rapid change. The findings indicated that, while freelance journalists were unable to influence some aspects of their role within the media industry, the changes had created new work opportunities and the chance for them to develop new skills and diversity in their careers. Perhaps most importantly, the project provided evidence that freelance journalists could create a viable and rewarding career in the 21st century.

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ID Code: 97741
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Bridgstock, Ruth & McNair, Brian
Keywords: freelance journalism, journalism, freelancing, freelance writing, freelance journalism career, freelance career, creative industries, freelance journalist, freelance writer, brand journalism
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2016 23:18
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 05:51

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