Category: Freelance FAQs

Credit Control for Freelances

Credit control is something every small business has to deal with, and freelance journalists are no exception. At some point in your career, you will find yourself dealing with late paying clients, clients who are slow to pay, and sometimes,…

Setting Up As A Freelance

When most of us start submitting articles to as many outlets as we can find to commission them, you probably don’t see yourself as a ‘business’. You’re just grafting, trying to earn a few bob and hoping each story won’t…

Freelance Forum 18: Sound+Vision

Philip Cooper from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland talks about the Sound+Vision scheme. The closing date for Round 38 of the scheme is 4 March, and you can find a Copy of the Scheme here https://www.bai.ie/en/download/134843/ Guide for Applicants –…

The Art Of The Pitch

The Editors Session has been a mainstay of the Freelance Forum since it began, with commissioning editors from a wide range of disciplines and publications outlining what they are looking for from freelancers. But not everyone can make it to…

Podcasts: Freelance Forum Autumn 2018

Opening Address by Dr Carol Coulter Dr Carol Coulter’s opening address on reporting from Family Law Courts at the Autumn 2018 Freelance Forum, organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support fro the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Podcasts: Freelance Forum Spring 2018

Opening Address: Making FOI Work For You Freelance journalist Ken Foxe on Making FOI Work For You, speaking at the Freelance Forum Spring 2018, Monday 5 February 2018. Making FOI work for You: Q and A Freelance journalist Ken Foxe…

Podcasts: Freelance Forum Autumn 2016

Opening Address NUJ President Tim Dawson speaking on the future of freelance journalism at Freelance Forum Autumn 2016 Introduction to MoJo Glen Mulcahy speaks about Mobile Journalism +(MoJo) at Freelance Forum Autumn 2016. (Slightly truncated at beginning) Hands-On MoJo Aileen…

Podcast: Freelance Forum Spring 2016

Listen back to highlights from Freelance Forum Spring 2016, organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Keynote by Karlin Lillington Irish Times technology correspondent Karlin Lillington outlines the issues raised for journalists in protecting…

Podcast: Freelance Forum Autumn 2015

Listen back to highlights from Freelance Forum, Autumn 2015, organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Keynote by Jody Clarke: Reporting on Refugees Address by Jody Clarke, UNHCR external relations associate, delivers a keynote…

Podcast: Freelance Forum Spring 2015

Listen back to highlights of the Spring 2015 Freelance Forum. Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney Commissioning Irish Independent News Editor Kevin Doyle talks about pitching and commissioning at Freelance Forum Spring 2015 Podcasting Independent producer Gareth Stack Independent producer Colm Coyne…