Category: Discussions

Get paid properly for your work, freelancers told

Freelance journalists should not work for organisations that don’t offer proper pay says an Irish-born multimedia journalist. Philip O’Connor, who is based in Sweden, was speaking at the Dublin Freelance Forum held recently in the capital. Good quality journalism is…

Podcast: Freelance Forum Spring 2013

The podcasts below cover the presentations at the Freelance Forum Spring 2013. Due to some tecnichal snafus, the recordings are incomplete. The first few minutes of the podcasts featuring press ombudsman John Horgan and journalists Philip O’Connor and Brian O’Connell…

Tributes to first woman to lead NUJ

Tributes have been paid to Rosaline Kelly, the first woman elected President of the National Union of Journalists. Ms Kelly (90) died at St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin following a short illness. Ms Kelly worked as a magazine journalist…

Unfinished Business

This month sees the launch of the 1913 Unfinished Business podcast series on the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The first episode in the series aired on NEAR FM last Tuesday at 3:30 and can be listened to on YouTube…

A few things you should know about copyright

The following article on what you should know about copyright was originally published on the LondonFreelance website. Although aimed at a UK audience, many of the points also apply to Irish freelances. Though UK and Irish law are of course…

Freedom of Information

NUJ submission to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform relating to the Freedom of Information Bill, 1 February 2013. Introduction: The National Union of Journalists welcomes the opportunity to record our views on the Draft Heads of…

Freelance Forum: Request for feedback

Freelance Forum needs your help. In the past few years, the Freelance Forum, an annual training day organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch, has covered the following areas: The business of freelancing, from time management to credit control Using blogs…

Survey: Terms and conditions apply

Have you received a new publishing contract recently, either from an existing newspaper publisher you sell to or because you sold to a client outside your normal list? If so, Dublin Freelance branch would like you to get in touch…

The European Press Prize

The European Press Foundation has announced details of the European Press Prize 2012, a new prize aimed at promoting quality journalism in Europe. There are awards in four categories, each of € 10,000: The Editor Award The Commentator Award The…