This could be a game-changer for a lot of journalists who are — or who are interested in — working as freelancers. The Freelancers Union, based in New York City, has announced that it will make a benefits package available nationwide. Freelancers will be able to obtain health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.
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Having just taken a staff position after six years as a freelancer, I’m not in the market for this. But there are a lot of freelancers working in journalism and other fields in Arkansas. If you’re one and you check this out, please let us know what you decide about it.