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NUJ tributes to Mary Maher

The National Union of Journalists has paid tribute to Mary Maher, pioneering journalist, trade unionist and founder member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, who has died. Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, has been authorised by Mary’s family to share…

Freelance Forum Autumn 2021 Webinars & Podcasts

Freelance Forum

Freelance Forum Autumn 2021 is here! Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. In…

NUJ seeks clarification of Media Commission report

The National Union of Journalists has written to the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin, seeking publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission. The report was furnished to the Minister in September.…

NUJ tribute to Rodney Rice

The National Union of Journalists has extended sympathy to the family of union life member and pioneering broadcaster Rodney Rice, who has died. President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to Rodney Rice, veteran RTÉ journalist  and staunch trade…

Tired old solution won’t solve bogus contracts says NUJ

New Code of Practice under fire The Irish Executive Council (IEC) of the National Union of Journalists has dismissed the proposed new Code of Practice on employment status announced today as “a tired old solution which will not solve the…

Freelance Forum Spring 2021 Webinars & Podcasts

Freelance Forum Spring 2021 podcasts and webinars are archived here to listen back! Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support…

NUJ calls for justice for Lyra McKee

The National Union of Journalists has supported calls by the family for witnesses in the Creggan area of Derry on 18 April 2019 to come forward with any information which may assist in the prosecution of those responsible for her killing. In a…

Freelance Forum 23: GORM TV

Freelance Forum 23: Four young journalists from Gorm TV talk about diversity and inclusion in Irish media. Panelists are Funmi Jinadu, Ala Buisir, Sandrine Endahiro and Mamobo Ogoro. Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print,…

Credit Control for Freelances

Credit control is something every small business has to deal with, and freelance journalists are no exception. At some point in your career, you will find yourself dealing with late paying clients, clients who are slow to pay, and sometimes,…

Freelance Forum 22: Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins is the founder and chief executive of Bellingcat, the investigative journalism collective responsible for uncovering wrongdoing all around the world. Founded in 2014 with HQ in the Netherlands, they have 20 employees and more than 30 contributors around…