Three Things All Editors Look For When Commissioning From New Writers

Years ago, when I was starting out in journalism, I attended a "getting started in freelancing" course given by the travel editor of a prominent British newspaper. Being a keen young hack, I took copious notes, scribbling down everything I thought would be useful one day, but as it happened there was only one page …

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We are Charlie.

Today, we’d planned to hit publish on the launch post for the new clippings.me blog. After watching the sickening events that unfolded in Paris today, I’ve decided to write something different instead. I got my first proper journalism job in France, in a Paris newsroom just a few blocks away from today’s atrocity. As well …

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