Helpful Links

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Artwork Sources

Free Resources:

  • FlatIcon – Over 7 million vectors and icons.
  • Free Design Resources – Daily curated high quality, free design resources.
  • FreeP!k – Vectors, icons, fonts, photos, illustrations and mockups, including curated free resources.
  • Pexels – Pexels provides free, high quality, well-tagged and searchable stock photos under simple licensing terms.
  • Unsplash – Free stock images for commercial and non-commercial use, including beautiful portraits and scenes.

Rights-Managed and Paid Usage Resources:

  • Adobe Stock – More than one million royalty-free images, templates, 3D assets, music tracks, illustrations and vector sets of people, activities and concepts.
  • Alamy – Both royalty-free and rights-managed stock photos, vectors, videos and 360-degree panoramic images.
  • Creative Market – More than four million resources from around the globe, including templates, type faces, photos, illustrations, icons and brushes, plus free resources each week for members.
  • Designers Toolbox – Guidelines and templates for everything from envelope and paper sizes to conversion charts, and web elements to HTML characters.
  • Foto Search Stock Photography – Resources from around the world, including clip art, royalty-free illustrations, motion stock video clips, vector maps, and background clip art imagery.
  • FreeP!k – Vectors, icons, fonts, photos, illustrations and mockups, including curated free resources.
  • Getty Images – Getty owns several art bureaus, offering photography, illustration, clip art, video, audio, fonts, software and books.
  • iStock – A Getty project that crowd-sources stock imagery, offering user-generated stock photos, vectors, illustrations and video clips.
  • Masterfile – Copyrighted photos, illustrations.
  • National Geographic – Photographic archive of the National Geographic Society.
  • NounProject – Photos, vectors and icons (royalty-free, Creative Commons, and commercial licensing) from a community of designers across 120+ countries creating a diverse iconography collection. 
  • Shutterstock – More than one billion images, video clips, music tracks and design tools from across the globe.
  • Stock Food – Food and agriculture photos from more than 1,500 professional food photographers.
  • Theispot-Showcase – Stock and original illustration. A resource for finding unique illustrated visuals from illustrators around the world.

Safe, Legitimate Typefaces:

Creative Collectives for Custom Projects:

  • ASBPE’s Freelancer Database – ASBPE has member designers and art directors who accept freelance work. Please support your fellow members by reaching out!
  • – Find illustrators, photographers, animators, designers, prop and model makers, and more and view their portfolios. 
  • The American Society of Media Photographers – Original photography. Find creatives and search by location, specialty, and more.
  • – Original photography, illustration, lettering, designers.

Design Inspiration & Tools:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

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Associations, Organizations and Forums:

Fellowships, Mentorships, Training and Events:

Diverse and Inclusive Resources:

Editorial Resources

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Digital Media Resources

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Ethics & Journalistic Standards

Freelancers & Freelance Work

ASBPE’S Freelancer Database
Search ASBPE’s member directory to find B2B writers, editors, and designers who accept freelance work. Filter by subject matter knowledge, industry expertise, and platform experience to find fellow members suited to your freelance project. 

American Independent Writers
An online community of authors, journalists, and writers that offers courses and seminars along with a public discussion group and a paid-access job bank that connects communication professionals and potential employers.

ASJA Find a Writer
The American Society of Journalists and Authors provides a list of ASJA members who are freelance writers, editors, editorial project managers, and proofreaders. Directory is searchable based on subjects, skills, publishing credits, and location.

Editorial Freelancers Association
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national nonprofit professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries. Members include editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, and others. Site includes directory and job listing service, editorial rates, online courses and webinars, newsletter articles, books for sale, and more.

The Freelance Creative by Contently
Build an online freelance portfolio to showcase your work to potential clients, and search for gigs based on industry expertise. Site also offers a rates database and other resources for freelancers. Courses are available on Contently’s main site along with a platform that clients can use to find freelance content creators.

The world’s largest freelance marketplace, where you can search job listings and browse the portfolios of more than 60 million freelancers across 1,800 skills and 2,700 categories. Recruiters can help find the right freelancer for a job and even manage the project for you.

Freelance Success
An online community to connect freelance journalists, business writers, and editors who share market knowledge and opportunities with one another—like a virtual water cooler where independent writers and editors can find forums for support, encouragement, and advice.

Freelancers Union
A blog full of guides and resources for building a freelance business, managing clients and finances, as well as a freelance rate database and even discounts for products and services like insurance and apps. The site also offers directories for freelance tech jobs and Black freelancers.

Freelance Writing Gigs
Site includes a freelance job board, list of websites that pay writers, writing contests, and a blog full of resources for writers including business tips and writing tips.

Freelance Writing Jobs
A platform to help hiring clients find freelance writers connect through job listings and resume database, along with guides for outsourcing content, hiring freelance writers, and writing and editing tools.

Find and hire freelancers in categories including programming and development, design and art, writing and translation, sales and marketing, as well as other professional services. Or submit a quote for posted freelance jobs.

Independent Writers of Chicago
IWOC provides a searchable “Find a Writer” database of members, professional standards for freelance agreements, useful links for writers, and networking opportunities through regular meetings.

Magazine Health Watch
Database of advertising pages and revenue for consumer and business magazines by industry. Freelancers can use the site to check on the financial health of potential clients. They also can find names of trade titles in specific markets they might be interested in writing for.

Make a Living Writing
A blog with over 1,200 articles on how to build a freelance writing business, along with updated lists of publications and websites that pay for freelance content. The platform also runs an online community, Freelance Writers Den, to help writers connect with peers and learn new skills through an exclusive job board, live chats, and accountability buddies.

National Association of Independent Writers & Editors
NAIWE offers webinars and on-demand training, The Freelance Life podcast, an annual virtual conference, a job board, and a searchable database of independent writers and editors.

National Writers Union
Offers helpful resources for freelance journalists, such as the ability to obtain an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) press pass that could be helpful with gaining press access to events and trade shows. Members can also build a profile in a searchable database of writers.

Society for Technical Communication
STC offers online courses and webinars, professional certification as a Certified Professional Technical Communicator, a salary database, job bank and career center, and a mentor board along with networking communities to connect professionals.

SPJ’s Freelance Guide
The Society of Professional Journalists provides an updated guide to freelancing, On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism, that covers everything from contracts, taxes, and copyrights to tips for productivity, finding work, and marketing yourself.

A platform to connect freelancers looking for work and hiring companies searching for freelance talent. In the site’s Writing Marketplace, publications can post requests for proposals (RFPs) for freelance projects; freelancers then submit bids. The platform also provides collaboration tools to help freelancers and clients track projects and share files.

Who Pays Writers
A crowd-sourced, self-reported database of editorial pay rates across more than 1,900 print and digital publications to provide transparent compensation information.

Writers-Editors Network
A job board of freelance gigs and a data bank of writers, along with a newsletter full of tips from pros and average payments to help you decide how much to charge. Learn more about membership here.

Government, Economic & Financial Resources

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. 

CFA Institute
CFA Institute is a nonprofit professional association that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum and examinations and awards the CFA designation. Of special interest to B2B journalists are the organization’s continuing series of workshops and webcasts that help editors and writers understand financial and earnings statements and other business-related information.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Cost of Living Calculator
This utility allows you to convert dollar values between any two years to adjust for inflation. 

Currency Converter
Use this tool to convert foreign currency into US dollars and dollars into foreign currency.

A guide to regional economic activity. EconData has 1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, pointers to the Web’s premiere data collections, and its own list of the 10 best sites for finding regional economic data. Click here to learn more.

Federal Register (National Archives)
The Office of the Federal Register provides ready access to the official text of Federal laws, Presidential documents, administrative regulations and notices, and descriptions of Federal organizations, programs and activities.

Federal Reserve
Contains all the information you need about the structure of the Fed, how it works, its policies and regulations, economic research and data, and publications.

U.S. Federal statistical websites
Go to these sites to find a variety of data.

Calls itself the national database of nonprofit organizations. Provides information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations. Its vision is to create an interactive “marketplace of information” that connects nonprofit organizations, donors, foundations, and businesses.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international program services. It routinely asks such organizations about their programs, governance, fundraising practices, and finances when the charities have been the subject of inquiries.

The LexisNexis Group provides information to legal, corporate, government and academic markets, and publishes legal, tax and regulatory information. There are costs for using this site.
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Site for looking up public company filings in the U.S.

Sedar (Canadian Securities Commission)
Site for looking up public company filings in Canada.

Supreme Court
Site contains information on court opinions, docket, oral arguments, court rules, orders, briefs, and more.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
A great source for a look at what the future might bring and who might bring it.

Journalism Associations & Centers

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Journalism Scholarships & Grants

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