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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…

Freelance Forum #5: Seamus Dooley on the future of journalism

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NUJ Irish Secretary Seamus Dooley describes how journalists and news media organisations are dealing with the challenges of Covid, and talks about the NUJ proposal for a government commission on the future of journalism in Ireland. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum…

Freelance Forum #4: Joe Joyce on Writing Fiction

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Writer Joe Joyce discusses the differences between news reporting, journalism and writing fiction, why journalism can be a bad preparation for fiction writing, and how historical fiction is a good half-way point. You can order Joe’s latest book, ‘1691: A…

Freelance Forum #3: Sinead Ryan on Finances

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Financial journalist Sinead Ryan on managing personal finances, including access to the Covid-19 emergency welfare payment, what to do about pensions and mortgages, and dealing with the tax man and third level fees. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 3: Sinead Ryan…

Freelance Forum #2: Emmet Ryan on Freelancing

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‘Connected‘ editor Emmet Ryan from the Business Post on freelancing opportunities during the Covid lockdown, and the opportunities that will be available in the future. dublinfreelance · Freelance Forum 1: Padraig O'Morain on Mindfulness

The Art Of The Pitch

The Editors Session has been a mainstay of the Freelance Forum since it began, with commissioning editors from a wide range of disciplines and publications outlining what they are looking for from freelancers. But not everyone can make it to…

Podcasts: Freelance Forum Autumn 2018

Opening Address by Dr Carol Coulter Dr Carol Coulter’s opening address on reporting from Family Law Courts at the Autumn 2018 Freelance Forum, organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support fro the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.