By DOMENICA A. LEONE
All aspiring freelance journalist should acquaint himself or herself with this groundbreaking creation.
Jurnid; set to be “the next big thing,” is a platform aim to connect journalists with outlets in need of content creators.
Founded by Miami-based freelance media creative Andrew Quarrie, Jurnid works as a platform for students and professionals to showcase their talents and build an audience that is interested in publishing their content.
The site welcomes all journalists regardless of specialty and it’s free to sign up to be a contributor.
It serves multiple purposes. You might want to use it as a blogging platform or as a place to find worthwhile paying projects by connecting with business and branded newsrooms. Or it might also work the other way around.
People might take a glimpse at your posts and then ask for a helping hand. Even to the point that, you can establish a pay plan for your readers if they are finding it so interesting to whip through your writings.
Either of the ways the application has the added benefit of dealing with payments, that to be honest, they just don’t tend to come always on time on the real world. The service is designed to provide a low-cost way for either print or photo journalists to monetize their work.
And why should we students care? Not just for early exposure, but for the further ‘prep’ and training it has to offer. The site provides a mentoring community between journalists and professionals. This for providing feedback(mainly aimed at beginner and journalism students) as they publish their portfolios on the platform to help them thrive as self-managed entrepreneurs.
On an era were everything seems to be shifting towards the digital, you sure want to keep an eye on this. Word of advice.