Category: Discussions

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…

The Mary Raftery Award

Details of a new fund to commemorate the work of campaigning journalist and NUJ member Mary Raftery and to promote investigative journalism have been announced. The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund has been created as a result of an initiative by…

The Perfect Pitch: Dee O’Keeffe

Dee O’Keeffe is features editor with the Evening Herald. This article is based on her presentation at Freelance Forum 2012 on 24 September 2012. Before I tell you about my perfect pitch can I just say that I have a…

NUJ unease at Communications Clinic link to Irish Missionary Union

The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists has called on the Chairman of the RTÉ Board, Tom Savage, to make a full statement on the involvement of the Communications Clinic in advising the Irish Missionary Union in relation…

What would you like to see at Freelance Forum 2012

Freelance Forum 2012 is now being planned, and as always, suggestions are welcomed for topics we should cover. One idea so far this year is to organise separate sessions for writers and photographers, as thwjile some topics (keeping accounts, copyright)…

Social Media: The Newbies Survey

I’m conducting a quick survey. What advice would you give to newbies (in particular, journalists) dipping their toe in the social media pool for the first time? Should they blog, open a twitter account, or would Facebook be a better…

Taking on the Media Barons

Remarks by Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, National Union of Journalists at “Taking on the Media Barons” seminar at Congress House, London on 17 March 2012. It is a great honour to be here today to take part in what I…