In the age of the web, freelance journalists don’t need to live in the media hives of New York of San Francisco to write for national publications. Living in Knoxville, TN, Nina Martyris soon discovered that the only resource she needed was a good internet connection – and a sharp, unusual story pitch to get the editor’s attention. She will talk about the highs and lows of freelancing in the digital age.

Nina Martyris moved to Knoxville from Bombay in 2009. In Bombay, she was Books Editor at The Times of India, India’s largest English newspaper. In Knoxville, she began her career as a freelance journalist. Over the last few years she has written for several national publications including The Guardian, The Economist, Missouri Review, Paris Review Daily and New Yorker (online). In 2013, she was selected for the Gabriel Garcia Marquez cultural fellowship and spent two marvelous weeks in Colombia. She now writes regularly for NPR and is on their panel of book reviewers.

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