Freelance Forum Spring 2021 here.
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. Webinars will also allow for audience interaction, with Question & Answer sessions. As was the case last year, 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 bonus fourth Spring Webinar is now planned on Working During Covid. There is no charge to attend the Freelance Forum webinar events.
Reserve your places today.
Read more and sign up now.
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