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Freelance Forum 18: Sound+Vision

Philip Cooper from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland talks about the Sound+Vision scheme. The closing date for Round 38 of the scheme is 4 March, and you can find a Copy of the Scheme here Guide for Applicants –…

Freelance Forum 16: Sinead Ryan on Budget 2021

Sinead Ryan

Financial journalist Sinead Ryan talks about finances, taxation, the pandemic payments, and changes as a result of the October 2020 Budget announcements for 2021. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 16:Sinead Ryan talks about personal finances

Freelance Forum 15: Philip O’Connor on Reporting the Far Right

Philip O'Connor

Stockholm based Irish journalist Philip O’Connor talks about the challenges of reporting on the far-right in Sweden, and the lessons Irish journalists can learn as extremist voices grow louder in Ireland. You can follow Philip by at his blog, Our…

NUJ Slams Media Commission

The National Union of Journalists has strongly criticised the terms of reference and composition of the Future of the Media Commission announced today by the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and the Gaeltacht. In a statement Séamus Dooley,…

NUJ criticise inaction on media crisis

THE National Union of Journalists has strongly criticised the Irish government’s delay in establishing the promised Commission on the Future of the Media. In a statement to mark World News Day the joint chairs of the Irish Executive Council, Siobhan…

Freelance Forum 14: FAC Magazine

Conall Heussaff and Dylan Daniels talk about FAC Magazine, from editorial directions to innovative approaches to funding. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 14: FAC Magazine

Freelance Forum #13: Stephanie Costello at Dublin Inquirer

Dublin Inquirer editor Stephanie Costello talks about the innovative Dublin news website and newspaper, how they approach story beats, and plans for the future. dublinfreelance · #13: Stephanie Costello at Dublin Inquirer

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

Freelance Forum

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, 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…