Author: freelance

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Irish journalists vote against ATEX

The National Union of Journalists has served notice on the Johnston Press Group in the Republic of Ireland in a dispute over threatened redundancies in a number of regional newspapers. Industrial action will begin next Tuesday. NUJ members in the…

ScraperWiki Q&A

If you’ve ever wondered what “data journalism” is or how new technologies are influencing investigative journalism and beat reporting then you might want to shimmy on down to Buswell’s Hotel at 7pm tonight. Scraperwiki is giving a FREE talk about…

Data Journalism /Branch Meeting

Two speakers will give a presentation on Data Journalism at the next Dublin Freelance branch meeting at 7pm on Monday 15 November 2010 at Buswells Hotel in Dublin. Francis Irving and Julian Todd will speak about Data Journalism: Mining the…

Book agents

If you’re looking to place a book with an agent, Sheila Crowley, London-based agent, and two Irish publishers, Brian Langan from Transworld Ireland and Jean Harrington of the Irish Publishers Association are giving a talk to Irish PEN (www.irishpen.com) this…

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!”…