It's Time To Write Your Dreams

Break the chains of freelancing and grow a six-figure career in journalism or content marketing.

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Does this sound familiar?

  • You're keen to build your freelance career but don't know how to get started
  • You write a little bit, but want to become more prolific and sell your work into print
  • You're working for poorly-paid content farms but are looking for more byline work
  • You don't have any formal journalism qualifications but want to get ahead in the industry



If you’re screaming “yes!” to one or more of the above, we’re here to help you succeed.

We've created a course which gives you all of the shortcuts that experienced freelancers used to get ahead, without any of the fluff.

These ideation, pitching and niche-building skills take years to learn alone – but this course is your fast-track route to success.

Be warned though: if you're looking to improve your writing skills, this isn't the course for you. We don't teach grammar – we focus on the freelancing skills you'll need to make yourself an indispensable freelance writer to any editor, so that you can win high-paying commissions over and over again.

If you’ve always thought “I could do so well writing professionally, if only I had some time to learn how!”, you’re exactly the kind of person we want to work with – give us a few hours, and we'll help you to break the chains of freelancing and build a six-figure career doing what you love.

Pitch Stories. Get Published. Earn More.

You can grow a sustainable, profitable and ENJOYABLE freelancing career with Breaking into Journalism. Created by, the world's most popular journalism platform.

Video & Audio Lectures

Learn from professional journalists featured in outlets such as NPR, the Guardian, CNN and more. Stream the lectures live, or download them to your device and listen anywhere you can make the time!

Lifetime Course Access

You'll have lifetime access to all of the course materials (and support group) from the minute you sign up. No waiting – these are actionable strategies you'll be able to use today.

Done-for-You Templates

Our template pack, written by award-winning journalist Lauren Razavi, has already sold thousands of dollars worth of articles. Use the easy copy and paste structure to make it your own.

Our Award-Winning Lecturers Are Featured In

"This course is inspirational for new journalists wanting to find out how to build a career as freelancers, and it also has excellent and very practical tips for experienced journalists. It has never been easier to become a freelance journalist."

Adele Ward
Freelance Journalist

"I love it... Engaging, interesting and very helpful."

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
Author, Mom Blogger & Freelance Writer

"Eye-opening! I feel prepared for my pitch meetings and interviews, and I am more intentional and organized with my actions and time investments. The resources are useful, especially access to worksheets and downloadable lessons."

Jasmin Allyce
Freelance Writer

"I've been writing as a freelancer for years and I still find challenges in obtaining writing opportunities and pitching to news outlets. This course has been very beneficial."

Nicholas Maze
Author & Lecturer

After taking this program, you'll be able to...

Dream Up Stories That SELL

You can't sell your work if you don't understand who'll buy it. You'll learn exactly how editors decide what goes on their pages – and how you can ideate story ideas they'll be DESPERATE to commission.

Write A WINNING Pitch

No more unanswered query letters. With guidance from our expert faculty, you'll be able to master the secret formula of a pitch that will win over every editor, time after time.


Starting from scratch every month isn't how you build a six-figure income on your writing. Find out how to pick a niche that you love AND keep the work rolling in, week after week.

If you want to succeed, you need to understand the business of freelance writing. Thousands of journalists make a six-figure income from their dream career – but thousands more are chained to the desk by poorly-paid gigs.

Will you break the chains?

Here's What You'll Learn

Advanced Bonus Resources

Join now and you'll also get access to these limited-time, advanced bonus resources.

  • Perfect Pitches Ebook (worth $99). Our compendium of example pitches is the best insight you'll ever get into what works when you're starting out as a freelancer. Featuring winning query letters in multiple genres, this book will serve as structure and inspiration for your own pitches and 10x your chances of success.

  • Done-For-You Pitch (worth $149). Written by award-winning freelance journalist and Guardian lecturer Lauren Razavi, this pitch structure has won her freelance work over and over again. Customize it to your own needs and fire it off without a second thought.

  • Premium Annual Subscription (worth $119). Build a beautiful portfolio for your work with a free Premium portfolio, worth $119.
  • Exclusive Facebook Group Invite. Access to our private Facebook group of 900+ graduates and journalists, where we support and advise each other on building a great writing career.

Advice From The Community

Here's a quick peek at what's going on inside our Facebook group, which you'll have instant access to as soon as you join.

Try Breaking into Journalism Today, With A 100% Money Back Guarantee

Breaking into Journalism comes with a unique money back guarantee: If you’ve completed the coursework and you change your mind in the first 30 days after ordering Breaking into Journalism, you can email us for your money back, no questions asked.

Meet your faculty

Our award-winning lecturers are on hand to help YOU reach your goals.

Katie Leimkuehler

Katie Leimkuehler is a social media professor at the University of Denver and a former Chicago Tribune journalist

Kim Brixton

Course narrator Kim Brixton is a Michigan-based broadcasting veteran with over 20 years experience

Lauren Razavi

Lauren Razavi is an award-winning freelance journalist and contributor to the Washington Post, the Guardian, VICE and others

Nicholas Holmes

Nicholas Holmes is the founder of journalism website, featured in the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and more

Let's Do The Math.

The average rate for a 500-word feature placed in a consumer magazine is $640. You should be earning this much for every article you sell – and you should be doing it again and again.

By selling just one piece of writing work, you should be able to cover the cost of this course. We've crammed tens of thousands of dollars worth of potential value into the lectures, and that's before you consider the $500+ in bonuses we're giving to every user.

If you're ready to turbocharge your writing career, Breaking into Journalism is the best investment you'll ever make.


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Lifetime Access

Video, Audio Files + Transcripts

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This is a multimedia course - there are slides and workbooks inside the website, but you don’t have to use them. You can download the MP3 and video files to complete the course on the go or stream them live from the website.

As much as you like! Breaking into Journalism is 100% self-paced – some students have completed it in a few days, but most take three to four weeks to work their way through the content thoroughly.

Anybody who dreams of building a sustainable career in writing!

That could be you if you're already a journalist who's struggling to secure work, if you're a blogger who dreams of seeing your work in print, or if you're currently doing something else but you've always had a hankering for the written word.

We've designed this course for people who can write, but want to learn to tell great stories that they get paid for. If you have a blog or some essay experience you'll be best-placed to get value out of the course. Note that we don't teach grammar or 'writing skills'; we teach skills that help with the business of writing.

There is a total of 21 units.

Breaking into Journalism is created by a team of award-winning freelancers from the US and the UK. 

Lecturer Lauren Razavi is an award-winning journalist and contributor to global outlets - find out more about her at

Lecturer Katie Gatens is an agency owner, a professor of social media at the University of Denver and an author and journalist who's been published in multiple outlets.

Lecturer Nicholas Holmes is a former freelance travel writer turned coach and entrepreneur, and the creator of, the world's most popular journalism portfolio tool.

Narrator Kim Brixton is a radio veteran, with years of experience in delighting and entertaining audiences.

It's up to you! Some people work flat-out and complete the course in a few days, others take their time. You'll have lifetime access to the content though, so take your time.

Yes! As long as you've completed your coursework and worksheets, we offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee.

No. We're focused on the mechanics of building a profitable freelancing career – we'd recommend one of the great Poynter courses if you're looking for something that's more focused on pure journalism skills.

Absolutely! You can log on and access the videos and accompanying files whenever you want.

Email us! Our customer support pros are standing by for you, at [email protected]

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Breaking into Journalism /, 1950 W. Corporate Way PMB 14918, Anaheim, CA 92801

Tel: +1 858 295-3802

Fax: +1 315 293-3794


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