Category: Discussions

EU Employment Affairs Chief Says Cost Cutting in the Media is Dumbing Down Quality Journalism

EU Employment Affairs Chief Says Cost Cutting in the Media is Dumbing Down Quality Journalism EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs László Andor, said in yesterday’s meeting with a delegation of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) that the…

Radio Gear

In response to queries at Getting on Air, Aileen O’Meara write about some of the hardware and software you’ll need to produce work of broadcast quality. [Note that inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the National…

Getting on Air: Podcast

Getting On Air, an introductory training event for print journalists interested in expanding into radio and documentary production, took place on 12 September 2011 in DIT Aungier Street. The event closed with a panel discussion covering the current state of…

Freelance Forum notes: Pat O’Mahony on broadcasting

I can’t over emphasise how much – just like print and online – ideas are the life blood of radio and TV. If you have any or are wondering what kind might work, check programme listings and listen and watch…

Frank Dillon at Freelance Forum

Extracts from Frank Dillon‘s presentation at Freelance Forum 2011: Freelance journalists should see themselves as micro-businesses and should apply the same disciplines as a small professional practice would to the service of their clients. They should also specialise in a…

Reporting the Recession – Seminar for Journalists

Reporting the Recession is a free information seminar for journalists reporting the effects of the recession on business in Ireland. The terminology and processes involved in examinership, liquidation, receivership and bankruptcy will be explained in straight-forward language along with reporting…

About ScraperWiki

I asked a question at the ScraperWiki presentation but was not very happy with the answer. So I asked it again by email. I was worried by what I heard about expressing numerically how individual MPs voted. If I vote…

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…