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Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Sounds Alive

Taking place as part of Dublin Culture Night, Sounds Alive is a different kind of radio experience. For one you’re not on your own. In fact, you’re in a room with forty other people – some you may know, others…

Submitting Sound & Vision proposals to RTE Radio 1

Lorelei Harris (Editor, Independent Radio Productions, RTE) has invited independent radio producers to send proposals which she will consider supporting in the upcoming Sound & Vision Radio Round 12 (closing date 28 October 2011). She has confirmed that for this…

Radio Gear

In response to queries at Getting on Air, Aileen O’Meara write about some of the hardware and software you’ll need to produce work of broadcast quality. [Note that inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the National…

Getting on Air: Podcast

Getting On Air, an introductory training event for print journalists interested in expanding into radio and documentary production, took place on 12 September 2011 in DIT Aungier Street. The event closed with a panel discussion covering the current state of…

Getting on Air update: Final preparations

Welcome to another update in preparation for Getting On Air, which will take place at DIT Aungier Street on Monday 12 September. If for any reason you are unable to attend, could you please let me know by contacting gerard@faduda.net.…

Data protection and communication security: How to keep your digital information secure

This event, taking place at the Science Gallery (book here) on 31 August, may be of interest to many of you. Data protection and communication security: How to keep your digital information secure The session will deliver practical techniques with step-by-step…

Opportunities for documentary funding

RTE Arts: Call For Ideas 2012 As part of an overall strategy to renew and refresh arts programming on RTÉTV, RTE Factual urgently requires ideas for high-impact cultural TV events and series for 2012 and beyond. For more details click…

‘Tribune’ freelances win rights

Seven former Sunday Tribune workers have had their employment status recognised after they took cases to a Rights Commissioner. The decision clears the way for them to apply for redundancy payments and other entitlements from the State Insolvency Fund. Full…

Freelance Ready Reckoner

Andrew Bibby, a UK-based freelance journalist, produces the Freelance Ready Reckoner. Although numbers for both jurisdictions are not exactly comparable due to differences in taxation levels, inflation, cost of living etc, you may find it a useful aid. Andrew writes:…