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Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

The Seven Ages; Like It or Not

Just go into a crowded room and proclaim, ‘All the world’s a stage’ and listen to the loud response, ‘And all the men and women merely players.’ Then the proceedings will turn into a maudlin feat of recall as the…

NUJ Tribute to Marian Finucane

The National Union of Journalists has paid tribute to RTÉ broadcaster and union member Marian Finucane who died suddenly at her home yesterday. She was aged 69 and recognised as a pioneering of Irish broadcasting who paved the way for…

NUJ shocked at BAI decision on Communicorp

The National Union of Journalists has expressed “grave disappointment” at the decision of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland not to investigate interference in the editorial independence of their radio stations by Communicorp.  The decision was confirmed in a letter to…

NUJ urges Government to broaden remit of proposed commission on the future of public service broadcasting in Ireland

RTE Mobile Broadcast Van. Image via Bernard Goldblach, Flickr

The National Union of Journalists has urged the government to broaden the remit of the proposed commission on the future of public service broadcasting in Ireland to include all media.   In a statement, Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said a…

NUJ welcome decision not to sell RTÉ Guide

The NUJ has welcomed the announcement that RTÉ is not to proceed with the proposed sale of the RTÉ Guide. Staff were advised of the decision today (December 5). In a statement Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said: “The NUJ was…

Open Call for the 12th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS12)

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) have just launched an Open Call for the 12th ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS12). This is a two-day training event focused on Media Trust and Information, fully funded for young journalists from Asia & Europe. ASEF welcomes…

Breaking into Arts journalism

Notes from a presentation given by Irish Times Books Editor Martin Doyle at Freelance Forum Spring 2019. There has been a lot of articles published about the precarious and impecunious life of the Irish author or artist, far fewer of…

The NUJ – What’s It All About?

The NUJ – What’s It All About? Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 The Teachers Club, Parnell Square from 7pm to 8.30pm This Dublin Freelance Branch initiative is mainly for journalism students and new recruits but open to all NUJ members who…

Freelance Forum Spring 2019

Freelance Forum is coming. The next Freelance Forum will take place on Monday 15 April 2019. Reserve your place today. Freelance Forum is a regular one day event designed to keep freelance journalists up to date with the latest developments…

The Art Of The Pitch

The Editors Session has been a mainstay of the Freelance Forum since it began, with commissioning editors from a wide range of disciplines and publications outlining what they are looking for from freelancers. But not everyone can make it to…