Author: Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist, writer, podcaster and site owner

What’s a freelance journalist worth?

Getting to grips with rates of pay can be a tricky business. There is no set minimum wage in the world of freelancers and pay scales can vary wildly – even within a publication. How much does a freelance journalist…

Simon Cumbers Media Fund: Student Funding

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is offering a student scheme as part of its activities this year. Under this scheme, third-level students will be encouraged to submit a media proposal focusing on development issues. Two awards will be granted, one…

Dublin Freelance agm 2012 and branch meeting

A reminder that our Branch AGM as well as an ordinary meeting will take place at 7pm in Buswell’s Hotel this coming Monday 23 January 2012. Please join us for the meetings and a New Year’s drink afterwards. If you…

Long-form journalism and self-publishing

The future of “long-form journalism” has exercised several minds in recent times. Some wonder if extended pieces have a future in the age of instant consumption, when the ideal article length for a web page appears to be around 500…

Join the international earnings survey!

THE International Federation of Journalists, of which the NUJ is a member, is partnering with WageIndicator, a global wage survey that measures wages of over 1,500 different occupations and 400 industries in over 48 countries around the world to date.…

Meet the Candidates / Dublin Freelance branch meeting

Suffering from post-presidential election blues? Never mind, there’s another election just around the corner. Ballot papers are now being issued for the election of a new Deputy General Secretary of the NUJ. Three candidates are seeking your vote: Barry Fitzpatrick,…

David McWiliams at Irish PEN

Irish PEN presents: David McWilliams speaks about non-fiction writing, publishing and broadcasting. Thursday 10 November 2011 : David McWilliams speaks about non-fiction writing, publishing, broadcasting and his experience of theatre. Irish PEN is delighted to invite writers of all genres…