Freelance Forum Spring 2021 Webinars & Podcasts

nujFFFreelance Forum Spring 2021 podcasts and webinars are archived here to listen back!

Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

In 2021, a combination of podcast interviews and live webinars are planned, with Spring and Autumn seasons. Webinars will also allow for audience interaction, with Question & Answer sessions. As was the case last year, some of the podcasts will be uploaded and can be accessed using any podcast client, or directly from Soundcloud. However, places at the webinars may be limited.

A total of three FOUR Spring Webinars were planned. Additional podcast recordings were also uploaded during the Spring. The first podcast of 2021, covering the Sound+Vision programme, was uploaded on 1 February. Further podcasts were added during March and April.

If there is a topic you would like to see added to the Autumn series, or you feel you have something to contribute, drop me a line > [freelance AT dublinfreelance ORG]

Spring Series 2021 Freelance Forum Webinars

Webinar 1: Making Media Pay
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 15 March 2021

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Webinar 2: How to make a really great podcast in Six Straightforward Steps
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 29 March 2021

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Webinar 3: Social Media Tactics to Push Your Brand and Your Story
Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM
Date: Monday 12 April 2021>

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Webinar 4: Working Safely Through The Pandemic
Time: 19 April 12.00PM – 1.30PM
Date: Monday 19 April 2021

This event was only open to NUJ members

Spring 2021 Podcast Series

Freelance Forum Episode 18: Philip Cooper from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland talks about the Sound+Vision scheme. Published on 1 February 2021.

You can listen to the interview on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Freelance Forum Episode 19: Simon Cocking has been Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, and a business mentor and advisor working with over 200 successful companies to date. He has been named on many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months, and has over 117,000 followers on Twitter & 30,000+ on Linkedin. Published on 8 March 2021.

You can listen to the interview on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Freelance Forum Episode 20: Author Paul Carroll talks about writing fiction, marketing and promotion, self-publishing, and ebooks. Published on 22 March 2021.
Paul Carroll is a writer and comic creator from Dublin. His work primarily focuses on the extraordinary, be that through magic, science or just downright chaotic. He is a founding member of both Limit Break Comics and Cupán Fae, Dublin-based creative groups. More at paulcarrollwriter.com.

You can listen to the interview on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Freelance Forum Episode 21: David Branigan talks about licensing and copyright issues. Published on 29 March 2021.

David Branigan is a photographer journalist who specialises in marine and sailing subjects both in Ireland and overseas. His work appears regularly in Irish publications and news outlets in addition to projects such as books, calendars and stock photo services. He has been a member of the NUJ Dublin Freelance branch since 1992.

You can listen to the interview on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Freelance Forum Podcast #22: Eliot Higgins talks about Bellingcat, disinformation, and countering propaganda. Published on 5 April 2021.

Eliot Higgins is the founder and chief executive of the investigative journalism collective Bellingcat, Founded in 2014 with HQ in the Netherlands, Bellingcat have 20 employees and more than 30 contributors around the world. Pioneers of open-source journalism, their forensic research of publicly available data and ‘citizen-journalist analysis’ uses techniques such as ‘geo-location’ to pinpoint exact locations through satellite imagery to corroborate or disprove claims.

Eliot Higgins is the author of “We Are Bellingcat”, a book about the collective.

You can listen to the interview on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Freelance Forum Podcast 23: Four young journalists from GORM TV talk about inclusion and diversity in Irish media. The panelists are Funmi Jinadu, Sandrine Ndahiro, Mamobo Ogoro and Ala Buisir.

You can listen to the discussion on your favourite podcast player, or at the link on this page.

Don’t forget to check out the Freelance Forum podcast archives.