Join AAJA Chicago for a lively conversation on freelance journalism, featuring independent reporters and critics from around the city. We’ll talk about the state of the media industry, discuss the art and science of pitching, and share advice on managing your time and money.

This free panel will be moderated by our secretary-treasurer, Taylor Moore, and will feature freelance writers Ines Bellina, Britt Julious, and Kiran Misra. The event will be recorded and distributed afterward.

Ines Bellina
is a freelance writer, storyteller, and bon vivant. She has bylines in Shondaland, The A.V. Club, The Takeout, Wine Enthusiast, Block Club Chicago, and more. She is also one of the co-authors of the photography book LNGSQ: Gentrification & Preservation in a Chicago Neighborhood.

Britt Julious is a writer, editor, essayist, and storyteller for publications like The New York Times, Vogue, Bon Appetit, Esquire, ELLE, Women’s Health, and others. She’s currently the music critic for the Chicago Tribune, serves as the editorial director of Cancer Wellness magazine, and previously edited for Vice’s THUMP. In 2019, she won the Studs Terkel award in journalism.

Kiran Misra is a reporter, policy researcher, and translator primarily covering criminalization, policing, and incarceration as well as the intersection of immigration and political identity. Her reporting focuses on demystifying the mechanisms behind systems of political power and spotlighting the stories of people who are most impacted by them. By day, she works as a Government Partnerships Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme and is a Longworth Media Fellow with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Taylor Moore is a freelance journalist who covers arts and culture, urban issues, and social justice. She has written for The Guardian, Vice, Columbia Journalism Review, Chicago Reader, and other outlets, and currently serves as a board member of AAJA Chicago and the Chicago Headline Club.

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