RECORDED WEBINAR - Friday, February 16th, 2024 9am PT / 12 PM ET

The Institute for Independent Journalists Presents

Monetize Your Reporting Through Self Publishing

Join our webinar on monetizing your reporting through social and self publishing channels, with successful independent journalists and technology experts. 

This webinar is free to all compliments of IIJ. RSVP via Eventbrite to attend. 
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Key Takeaways

  • Ways to monetize your reporting by building your own platform
  • Overview of the landscape of self-publishing options
  • How much you can earn from social and self-publishing

About this webinar

  • Friday, February 16th, 2024.
  • 9am PT / 12pm ET 
  • 75 minutes
  • This webinar is free to all compliments of the IIJ Foundation.
  • This webinar is recorded and made available after the recording. 
Amid stagnant freelance rates and more competition for assignments, independent journalists increasingly are turning to Substack, Medium, MOXY and other self-publishing platforms as a way to monetize their reporting. This panel of experienced journalists and technology experts will share how to publish your own channel, create a schedule and editorial calendar, and understand the differences among platforms. 
Panelists will talk specifics when it comes to how much money you can generate and how to build your income strategically, whether you're a writer, photojournalist, audio journalist, multimedia journalist, or other creator. Participants will leave more confident about diving into a new platform, beginning to create content, and assessing the potential value for their freelance businesses. 

Who is this webinar for? 

  • Aimed at working journalists on a beat with a defined audience or who already have a following, such as recently laid off local reporters. 

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Katherine is a science journalist and author based in the Washington, D.C. area who writes about education, equity, mental health, parenting, and social justice for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parents and The Washington Post. Her 2018 book The Good News About Bad Behavior grew out of Mother Jones’ most-read article. A biracial journalist (Asian American and White), she previously worked as a national correspondent for Newhouse News Service and Bloomberg News.

Damon Brown 

Damon Brown helps side hustlers, solopreneurs & others bloom. As a bestselling author, 2x startup founder & 4x TEDTalker, Damon co-founded the popular connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year while being a stay at home dad with his infant son. Today, his boutique coaching business Bring Your Worth supports hundreds through one-on-one guidance, as well as behind-the-scenes services for TED, Heroic Public Speaking, and other impactful organizations. You can catch his free weekly newsletter as well as his popular television show His 27th book, The Complete Bring Your Worth Collection, is available now.

Cesar Melgoza 

Founder & CEO of ePluribus LLC • Revolutionizing democracy via the MOXY voter empowerment platform 

Institute for Independent Journalists 

The Institute for Independent Journalists is an education, professional development, and mutual support organization for independent journalists, focusing on Black, Indigenous and people of color. Our mission is financial and emotional sustainability for independent journalists of color, through community learning, innovation and advocacy.