Imposter syndrome

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This week we talk about the nagging feeling that freelance journalists get when they doubt their accomplishments or talents and fear being exposed as a fraud.

We speak to award-winning journalist Donna Ferguson and entertainment specialist Nick McGrath about acknowledging your achievements, dealing with rejection and putting negative thoughts into perspective.

The guests

Donna Ferguson @DonnaLFerguson

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/donna-ferguson

Nick McGrath @nhmcgrath

https://www.nick-mcgrath-freelance-journalist.co.uk/

Resources

How to pitch, get commissioned and make a living interviewing celebrities https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-pitch-get-commissioned-and-make-a-living-interviewing-celebrities-tickets-118077632377

Donna's article: How to accept rejection https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/26/turn-rejection-into-success-share-hashtag

Mentor schemes: https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring-2020/

https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor/

https://journalismassembly.com/assembly

https://presspad.co.uk/how-it-works/

https://www.journalismdiversityfund.com/

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