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Thursday, August 14 • 11:00am - 11:50am
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Freelancing extends beyond traditional newsrooms. To build a stable career as a freelancer, many journalists look beyond newspapers and news magazines as income sources. In this panel discussion, we will hear from nonprofit organizations, think tanks and other nontraditional organizations about how their institutions use freelance writers and editors – and what they look for when bringing on contract journalists. We also will hear from individuals who have used fellowships to subsidize their freelance projects.


Eun Kim

Freelance Writer
(@EunKim) Eun Kim is a Washington-based writer covering breaking news, national politics, lifestyle, parenting, business, health and other topics for the “Today” website, NBCNews.com and other publications. She has covered foreign affairs, politics and numerous congressional and presidential campaigns for the Associated Press and Gannett. Past beats include diversity and demographics, primary/secondary education, NASA and other... Read More →


Sue Lin Chong

Public Affairs Manager, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
(@SueLinChong) Sue Lin Chong is responsible for developing public affairs and media relations activities that maximize the Foundation’s mission to build brighter futures for children and families, including activities related to the annual Kids Count Data Book and other Kids Count publications. She is a past co-chair and a director of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

Mary C. Hickey

Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, AARP Media
Mary Hickey oversees editorial content for all of AARP’s media platforms. She has more than 25 years experience in magazine, newspaper, broadcast and academic journalism. She has worked as an associate producer for NBC News in Washington, D.C., and as a staff editor at Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour and Parents magazines.

Fuzz Hogan

Managing Editor, New America Foundation
(@FuzzHogan) Fuzz Hogan drives the New America Foundation’s editorial efforts, strategizing on how to bridge the worlds of media and policy analysis, and overseeing the creation of compelling editorial content to advance policy proposals from the foundation’s programs. Before joining the organization, Hogan was executive producer at Planet Forward, a media project of the Center for Innovative Media at George Washington University.

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Journalist and Author
(@CherylTan88) Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist and author of “A Tiger In The Kitchen: A Memoir of Food & Family” (Hyperion, 2011). She is the editor of the fiction anthology “Singapore Noir,” which Akashic Books published in April 2014, and is currently working on her first novel. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo. In 2012, she received a grant from the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Thursday August 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Renaissance West B, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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