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Freelance Forum #7: Sarah Binchy on Sunday Miscellany

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RTÉ producer Sarah Binchy talks about Sunday Miscellany, the RTÉ Short Story competition, and breaking into broadcasting. You can check out further details (and listen to recent editions) on the of Sunday Miscellany webpage. You can also check out details…

Freelance Forum #6: Aileen O’Meara on podcasting and audio production

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Independent producer and media trainer Aileen O’Meara talks about organising your own podcast, whether it’s for profit, promotion or pleasure. In the course of her interview Aileen O’Meara mentioned her own video training and audio training services. Details of her…

Freelance Forum #5: Seamus Dooley on the future of journalism

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NUJ Irish Secretary Seamus Dooley describes how journalists and news media organisations are dealing with the challenges of Covid, and talks about the NUJ proposal for a government commission on the future of journalism in Ireland. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum…

Freelance Forum #4: Joe Joyce on Writing Fiction

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Writer Joe Joyce discusses the differences between news reporting, journalism and writing fiction, why journalism can be a bad preparation for fiction writing, and how historical fiction is a good half-way point. You can order Joe’s latest book, ‘1691: A…

Freelance Forum #3: Sinead Ryan on Finances

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Financial journalist Sinead Ryan on managing personal finances, including access to the Covid-19 emergency welfare payment, what to do about pensions and mortgages, and dealing with the tax man and third level fees. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 3: Sinead Ryan…

Freelance Forum #2: Emmet Ryan on Freelancing

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‘Connected‘ editor Emmet Ryan from the Business Post on freelancing opportunities during the Covid lockdown, and the opportunities that will be available in the future. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 1: Padraig O'Morain on Mindfulness

Irish government must address Iconic newspapers’ behaviour

The NUJ has strongly criticised the behaviour of Iconic newspapers, one of Ireland’s largest newspaper groups, and calls for a more robust attitude to media ownership by the department of communications. The union is demanding that further media acquisations by FormPress…

Freelance Forum Podcast Series 2020

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Because of Covid restrictions, we had to cancel a planned Freelance Forum event in March. And it’s still not clear if the next Forum in October will go ahead. But in the meantime, we decided that the Covid crisis warranted…

European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Facebook Journalism Project have launched a $3 million (£2.4m) fund to support community, local and regional European news organisations. EJC will prioritise providing grants for small and medium-sized news organisations supporting the communities…