Using Social Media to… Conduct Interviews – by Samantha Moolman

This article forms Part Four of our Social Media Series. The ability to interview someone for a story is a skill best learnt over time. If you’re a journalist who is just starting out don’t worry if you’re horrible at it – most of us have had to learn the hard way. In fact, just recently I found myself stuck in a vortex when interviewing what seemed to be a roomful of crazy people; they spoke at me for three hours

Graduate Success Stories – Magazine Journalism

   Jennifer Davies completed the Magazine Journalism Course and the Advanced Magazine Journalism Course at SA Writers College (www.sawriterscollege.co.za). She graduated in August 2009.   We followed up with Jennifer to see how she is doing as a writer working in the magazine industry.     An interview with Jennifer Davies   What writing successes have you had since completing your course? I have sold five articles so far: two to Fair Lady, one to Femina, one to Cosmo, and one to Destiny. I’ve also been made assistant

Freelancing is for Lazy People, says Karin Schimke

It’s eleven on a Tuesday morning. I’ve been lying on the couch reading and I must have nodded off because an sms alerts me to the fact that it’s almost time to fetch the children from school. I call this work. It’s not the whole picture of course, but it’s the part of the picture I like most about freelancing. Last night I worked till past midnight on an article that’s been hanging over my head for three weeks and with which I’ve