Author: freelance

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

And your specialised subject is…

Last week, I blogged here on the “sameness” of many panel discussions on radio, where the same voices keep popping up again and again. That in turn led to a conversation with a radio producer about the difficulty in identifying…

Join the international earnings survey!

THE International Federation of Journalists, of which the NUJ is a member, is partnering with WageIndicator, a global wage survey that measures wages of over 1,500 different occupations and 400 industries in over 48 countries around the world to date.…

Meet the Candidates / Dublin Freelance branch meeting

Suffering from post-presidential election blues? Never mind, there’s another election just around the corner. Ballot papers are now being issued for the election of a new Deputy General Secretary of the NUJ. Three candidates are seeking your vote: Barry Fitzpatrick,…

“Putting the Broads into Broadcasting” – 2012 events

Thanks for all your support over the last year. The Women on Air group has really taken flight so we’re expanding our offering to members. Membership is divided roughly into two categories — female area experts who would like to…

David McWiliams at Irish PEN

Irish PEN presents: David McWilliams speaks about non-fiction writing, publishing and broadcasting. Thursday 10 November 2011 : David McWilliams speaks about non-fiction writing, publishing, broadcasting and his experience of theatre. Irish PEN is delighted to invite writers of all genres…

Women on Air: Miriam O’Callaghan

The Women on Air worker bees have been buzzing away and arranging your Miriam O’Callaghan event on Wednesday, 16 November at 6pm. The details have been finalised and we’ve set up a ticket booking facility on EventBrite. When you’re booking…

BAI S+V and freelances: information meeting

Dublin Freelance branch will hold an information meeting in Buswells hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin, on Monday 24 October at  7pm. Diarmaid Breathnach of the contract awards section of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will explain how the Sound and…

Greenslade looks to the future

The Guardian commentator Roy Greenslade took part in a lunchtime seminar on the future of new media during the NUJ Irish Biennial Conference. The seminar was also addressed by NUJ President Donnacha DeLong. Greenslade said the future of journalism is…

Do you work with a lens?

The NUJ’s delegate meeting has decided that there should be a new National Executive position to represent photographers. To elect such a person, the union needs to make sure that its list of photographers is up to date, and for…

EU Employment Affairs Chief Says Cost Cutting in the Media is Dumbing Down Quality Journalism

EU Employment Affairs Chief Says Cost Cutting in the Media is Dumbing Down Quality Journalism EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs László Andor, said in yesterday’s meeting with a delegation of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) that the…