AAJA Seoul live-tweets freelancing Q&A

  1. AAJA Seoul, led by Hannah Bae, hosted a panel discussion about freelancing in Korea on Friday. AAJA-Asia brings you the highlights…
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    Want to pen features for @YonhapNews? Or travel pieces for @cnngo_seoul? Head to @AAJAAsia’s freelancing Q&A tonight! aajaasia.wordpress.com/201…
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 01:32:04
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    happenening now: #Seoul freelancing panel w/veteran freelancer Andrew Salmon and eds Lee Dong-min of @Yonhapnews and Frances Cha of @CNNGo
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:37:30
  4. THE PLACE | Ewha Campus Complex at Ewha Womens University
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    Fri, Aug 14 2009 20:00:00
    Andrew Salmon, Seoul-based reporter and veteran freelancer
    Frances Cha, Seoul city editor, CNNGo
    Lee Dong-min, features editor of Yonhap News
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    Thu, Feb 16 2012 19:00:00
  8. AAJA-Seoul member Elaine Ayo, of Yonhap News, live-tweets the session
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    first q: what makes a good pitch?
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:38:16
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    good pitch should be 1-2 sentences max, says salmon, bc eds dont have time to read pitch as long as story
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:38:48
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    Thu, Feb 16 2012 19:00:00
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    lee says you should know what’s new in the story you’re pitching, and what’s been written before
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:39:26
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    cha says: cnngo is looking for travel angles, “place names are not pitches” — you need to clarify what makes the place worth reading about
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:40:38
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    next q: what sort of pieces are most successful for your pubs?
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:41:55
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    lee says the subject, bringing awareness to things ppl not familiar with korea wouldn’t know about
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:42:36
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    Thu, Feb 16 2012 19:00:00
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    lee cont’d: as a news agency, want subjs to be controversial, up to date and stories be balanced, or alt., v. specialized subjects
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:43:16
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    cha says @cnngo, voice is really important, and maintaining a “snarky, cool” angles on already written about destinations
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:44:13
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    50 pct of whether article successful comes down to headline for @cnngo, cha says #aaja #seoul
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:45:49
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    next q: should people call or e-mail pitches? @yonhapnews and @cnngo says e-mail pref., easier to keep track of them
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:47:24
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    lee adds: respond to e-mails from eds quickly so you know you got the msg
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:48:22
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    lee: first step is getting in even a brief CV of what you’ve written before, introduce yourself #aaja #seoul panel
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:49:02
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    salmon: getting direct phone nos. is biggest challenge #aaja #seoul
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:50:13
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    salmon: korea is a market that does generate a lot of news, so you have more bground than someone coming in
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:50:54
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    Fri, Dec 02 2011 19:00:00
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    doualy from npr adds: know who you’re pitching to, and who their audience is before you do anything, and go from there #aaja #seoul
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:56:10
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    cont’d: have enough information to be able to convince ed why your story is important and why it should be covered #aaja #seoul
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:57:45
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    …and also, #aaja is a great place to find a mentor and get advice on how to understand freelancing from biz side!
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:58:46
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    salmon: #korea is one of the v few markets in the world where freelancers don’t starve to death #aaja
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 04:59:56
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    Thu, Feb 16 2012 19:00:00
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    your interests are sellable because of this market, salmon says #aaja #korea
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:01:35
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    cha adds #korea stories are consistently garnering more traffic than other @cnngo cities #aaja
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:02:07
  34. Traffic!
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    Tue, Feb 14 2012 19:00:00
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    doualy adds to make sure you can get your writing out there so people can read it, and so eds know your writing style and how you work
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:04:08
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    salmon adds, though expats look down on local #korea eng media, but internet is great leveler and getting byline out there is most important
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:05:43
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    panelists suggests students need to get out and get internships, putting together mock clips in place of pub clips #aaja
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:11:43
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    question: specific advice for recent grads and uni students? #aaja panel #seoul
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:09:13
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    doualy adds freelancers need to know how to be ind operators and know your beat and how to work on your own #aaja
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:16:30
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    cha says it can also be a stepping stone to FT jobs in other industries and a way to make connections #aaja #korea
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:19:08
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    Thu, Feb 16 2012 19:00:00
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    and with that the freelancing panel is over for #aaja #seoul! we had a good turnout of about couple dozen veteran and newbie journos 🙂
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 05:21:49
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    Special thanks to @eieayo for live-tweeting our #Seoul #freelancing panel and to Ewha Womans University for generously hosting!
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 09:56:21
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    Another thank you to our #Seoul freelancing panelists, @andrewcsalmon, @cnngo_seoul and @YonhapNews!
    Fri, Feb 17 2012 09:59:09

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