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Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Freelance Forum #12: Áine Toner talks about Woman’s Way magazine

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Woman’s Way editor Áine Toner talks about her role editing the popular magazine, what kinds of article the magazine is looking for, and the best way to pitch. Áine can be reached at atoner@harmonia.ie, and the magazine website is at…

Podcasting Made Easy

If you’ve been following the Freelance Forum 2020 podcasting series over the last few weeks, you’ll have heard Aileen O’Meara talk about podcasting. Aileen mentioned a new online course she was putting it together, and the pilot version of the…

Irish commission welcomed as NUJ demands prompt action to rescue media

The NUJ has welcomed as “long overdue” the inclusion of a Commission on the Future of the Media in the proposed programme for the new Irish government. Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, said the union “warmly welcomed” the concept of…

Freelance Forum #11: Eileen Culloty on Countering Disinformation

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Eileen Culloty, a post-doctoral researcher at FuJo, the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City university, working on a European project on how to counter disinformation. She talks to Freelance Forum about fake news — from rumour to…

Keeping in Touch

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Dublin Freelance NUJ branch is experiencing lots of bounces on the mailing list from members at the moment. This seems to be because Eir have discontinued their free eircom.net, indigo.ie and iol.ie email address service. If you are a member…

Freelance Forum #9: Cassie Delaney on Rogue Collective

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Cassie Delaney talks about the Tall Tales podcast network and the Rogue Collective, an online news outlet with intelligent content for women, by women who value freedom of expression, broader representation, niche interests and celebrating individuality. You can get in…

Freelance Forum #8: Ken Foxe on using Freedom of Information

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Journalist Ken Foxe talks about the freedom of information process as a way to uncover news stories. You can find out more at his FOI Guide. The guide now includes contact addresses for all government departments, county councils and various…

Freelance Forum #7: Sarah Binchy on Sunday Miscellany

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RTÉ producer Sarah Binchy talks about Sunday Miscellany, the RTÉ Short Story competition, and breaking into broadcasting. You can check out further details (and listen to recent editions) on the of Sunday Miscellany webpage. You can also check out details…

Freelance Forum #6: Aileen O’Meara on podcasting and audio production

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Independent producer and media trainer Aileen O’Meara talks about organising your own podcast, whether it’s for profit, promotion or pleasure. In the course of her interview Aileen O’Meara mentioned her own video training and audio training services. Details of her…