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The step-by-step guide to building a journalism career you can shout about!

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Yes, you CAN build a $100k+ income by getting YOUR stories published!

If you write, knowing how to get published is the hardest part. Have you ever found yourself asking questions like...

“What is the best way to pitch a story and get noticed by publications I haven't worked with before?”

“How can I get a writing job when I don't have much experience under my belt?”

“I would love to write professionally, but I feel like I have no direction!”

But thousands of journalists make a six-figure income from selling their work.

Will you be one of them?

Any of 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 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’ve got some good news.


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If the leap from "I scrape an income" to "I make a good living from my writing" seems more like an Olympic long-jump, we’re here to help.

Breaking into Journalism is an online course taught by professional journalists that’s specifically designed to help talented writers move from hobby writing to a freelance journalism career.

We don't focus on writing skills, we focus on the freelancing skills you'll need to make yourself an indispensable freelance writer to any editor, securing high-paying commissions over and over again. These organization, ideation, pitching, selling and brand-management skills take years to learn – but Breaking into Journalism is your fast-track route to success.

If you’ve always thought “I could do this professionally, if only I had some time to learn how!”, you’re exactly the kind of person we’re thinking of – and we’ve designed this program to be mindful of your time from beginning to end.

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Audio-first lectures

All of the units are designed audio-first, so you won’t be tied to the computer and can complete the lectures in the car, at the gym, doing some chores or anywhere else you can squeeze in a few minutes.

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Full, lifetime course access

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

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BONUS Pitch Templates

This exact 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.

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Course Curriculum

Units 1-4 - Setting up for success

In this module, you'll learn about the simple life changes that dramatically increase your chances of success in building your dream journalism career.

  • Set up a workspace that will provide you with a mindful space where the words flow, whether that’s in your den or in a café

  • Set up a home routine that will ensure you have time to dedicate to your new craft

  • Understand what professional equipment you’ll need to go about life as a writer - and what you can do without

  • Identify the common issues that most freelancers struggle with so you can meet them head-on

Units 1-4

How to get set up for success

Units 5-8

Generating great story ideas

Units 8-14

How to send pitches that sell

Units 15-18

Brand me a journalist

Units 19-21

Finding a profitable niche


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100% Risk Free Guarantee

We get it. Sometimes online courses aren’t for everyone. Sometimes you just don’t click - and that’s our fault, not yours. So if you’ve completed the coursework and you're not satisfied in the first 30 days after ordering Breaking into Journalism, you can email us for your money back, no questions asked.

We ask that you complete your coursework because we only want to work with students who are 100% committed to getting their real break into journalism. If you don't have the time to dedicate to the course, be sure that this is the right investment for you, because refund eligibility does have a strict 30-day deadline.

What they say...

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I love it...

Engaging, interesting and very helpful.

– Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Author and Blogger (WriterBloggerMom)

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Never been easier to become a freelance journalist!

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, CEO, WardWood Publishing

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This course gave me a clear outlook of what I need to do :)

Other online courses did not get to the nuts and bolts of social media strategy and improving personal exposure in a way I found helpful. This course gave me a clear outlook of what I need to do to get my brand, profile, and experience out there to the right people.

– Emma McFarland, Freelancer

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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, Copywriter

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Breaking into Journalism has been very beneficial!

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, Published Fiction Author and Lecturer

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Meet your faculty

Kim brixton

Kim Brixton

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

Lauren razavi

Lauren Razavi

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

Katie leimkuehler

Katie Leimkuehler

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

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Nicholas Holmes

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

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Wondering how the course charges stack up? The average rate for a 500-word feature placed in a consumer magazine is $640, according to Writer's Digest.

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A note from Nicholas

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.

It’s hard to put a value on something that can make you more money (now, and for a long time in the future) and has been proven to work for writers in many different fields.

But I've spent seven years helping writers, and I want to make sure we help you too.

That's why the price of this short course is temporarily low. Super low!

That's ridiculously cheap for a product that will help you generate more income for a long time into the future – to say it pays for itself is an understatement.

So don't wait. Grab the course today, before the price goes up.

Immediate Access - $199

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