Author: freelance

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Sample contract

I came across this sample contract this morning, it may be of interest to you all. [Link is  to a Word Doc from the International Federation of Journalists website.]

Small claims

I’m not sure I’d advocate going to court to collect a debt. doing so probably means you’ll never work for that client again, but then again, if you feel you have to go to court, they’re probably not worth working…

Migrant media internship programme

Integration minister Mary White today announced details of a new migrant media internship programme for local or regional newspapers which is to be funded by the Office of the Minister for Integration. The new programme will see the office of…

Dublin Freelancer launches self-published book on struggle to save St Luke’s

‘We are working towards developing one of the most advanced networks of radiation oncology in the world’ – National Cancer Control Programme press office. But health analyst and contributor Marie O’Connor, says: ‘Cancer sufferers will soon be treated like commodities,…

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…