With the U.S. economy still in a vulnerable position, more and more journalists are looking for extra work to supplement their incomes. And with so many non-journalists also looking for extra work, it’s easier for those in journalism to find work on the side as a freelancer.
At 24 years old, I thought I had it all. After a two-year delay, I had finally graduated with a bachelor’s in English and a concentration in journalism. The Cincinnati Herald, the newspaper where I had worked part time as an editorial assistant during my senior year, hired me full time as an assistant editor immediately after graduation.