Category: Freelance FAQs

Publishing in a digital age: Fergal Tobin

Fergal Tobin is publishing editor with Gill and Macmillan. This article is based on his presentation at Freelance Forum 2012 on 24 September 2012. · Self-publishing is enabled by digital technology. It will represent a growing percentage of all published…

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…

What to do if your copyright is infringed

This article  by Elaine Larkin first appeared on Journalist.ie on 1 February, 2010. Reproduced with the author’s permission. Finding out that an article you’ve written as a freelance journalist has been reproduced without your knowledge can be an irritation to…

New Ways to Make Journalism Pay

This article  by Sile McArdle first appeared on Journalist.ie on 5 March, 2010. Reproduced with the author’s permission. If you call a conference ‘New Ways to Make Journalism Pay’, be afraid. Be very afraid. Hearts will thump like puppies’ tails…

The libel laws and Irish bloggers

This article  by Larry Ryan first appeared on Journalist.ie on 5 February, 2010. Reproduced with the author’s permission. It’s been a careful week in the Irish blogosphere. News of a major libel settlement by an Irish blogger first began to…

Investigative journalism – following the paper trail

This article  by Gavin Sheridan first appeared on Journalist.ie on 4 May, 2010. Reproduced with the author’s permission. A powerful new weapon in the journalist’s armoury, the AIE, is similar to the Freedom of Information act but is largely unknown…

What is copyright and how does it affect Irish freelances?

This article by Kathy Foley originally appeared in Journalist.ie on 3 February 2010. Reproduced by permission of the author. Copyright protects the works of artists, including journalists. Only the copyright owner can make copies of their work, distribute those copies…