Author: freelance

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Getting started as a freelancer – course

NUJ Training January/February Sale: free places for NUJ members on the Getting Started as a Freelancer course on 15 January 2011 and Making Internet Journalism Pay on 26 January. There is also a 50% discount to members on the other…

Hacks & Hackers

Last month, Dublin Freelance branch sponsored Hacks & Hackers Hack, a one day event held as part of Innovation Week, bringing together journalists and computer programmers, and combining their skills to produce news stories from data available, but not always…

March on Saturday 27 November

NUJ members meet at banner 11.30am at Cook St entrance 2 Civic Offices. That’s down the hill from Christ Church by car park entrance. Pass it on.

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…