Author: freelance

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Sell your know-how

I met with a fellow freelance journalist during the week. We caught up with each other, compared notes on cutbacks, declining fees and available work, and as the night wore on, we turned to brainstorming new ways to make a…

Saying hello

Since I sent out the invites last night, several new people have joined up and checked out this website. So far though, all of you seem to be in lurker mode. So why not hop over to the Forums section,…

Content theft as editorial policy

Content theft as editorial policy: routine plagiarism and theft at rogue Cooks Source magazine extended to photography. An amazing story, and one that demonstrates the power of crowdsourcing/ “many eyes”. Read more at this link about Cooks Source’s unusual approach…

Nominatons invited

Nominations are invited for the following NUJ bodies: Appeals tribunal Disabled Members council Equality council Journalist Editorial Advisory Board NUJ Extra Pensioners’  Committee / Pensioners’ Parliament Professional Training Committee Standing Orders Committee TUC Delegation Women’s TUC Delegation Closing Date: 1pm,…

Editor says “the web is considered public domain”

Remarkable story of a blog lifted without credit by a magazine… One quote stands out: “the web is considered “public domain” and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift” your whole article and put someone else’s name on it!”…

Party Time

That’s right folks, it’s time for a party to cheer us all up. On Thursday, 4 November at 6.30pm the monthly MediaThink session: “Where journalists think, link and drink” will discard the thinking (and peer-to-peer training) and focus on chatting…

Reporting the Recession

Reporting the Recession, a seminar for journalists by journalists. Register by emailing name/role to pmullan@into.ie (Organised by NUJ Dublin Press & PR Branch) Tuesday October 19 Main Hall Teachers Club Parnell Square West 6.30 to 9.30pm with refreshments break Open…

Tender notice: EU reporter / Irish language

We have been contacted by Daithi O hAnluain who is looking for a journalist willing to take part in a tender for the European Commission contract. Daithi works with a Brussels-based communications agency, called ESN, who fulfill contracts for the…