Media Futures: Surviving as a freelancer in an ever-changing world

Join award-winning journalist, Mark Nicholls as he shares valuable advice on a career in freelancing.

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From hot landings aboard a Chinook helicopter in the combat zones of Afghanistan; hurtling down the St Moritz Olympic bobsleigh run; describing complex cardiac procedures; to walking with orangutans in Kalimantan, Mark Nicholls details the highs and lows of freelance life.

He looks at how to survive and adapt whatever freelance career you want to follow - with a touch of reality added in. Covering war reporting, travel journalism and health writing, he shares advice on how any freelancer requires a diverse portfolio, responding to changing environments, creating a niche, and establishing a trusty network of peers.  

Mark Nicholls is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in the media at regional, national and international level. He has covered a wide range of roles including newsroom management as a news editor, features editor and acting editor of an evening newspaper before returning to writing with the Eastern Daily Press.

In recent years he has covered areas as diverse as health, business, travel and defence, including operating in war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now a freelance journalist and travel writer, he is married with two daughters and lives in Norfolk.  

Twitter - @marknicholls5