Podcast: Freelance Forum Spring 2014

The podcasts below cover some of the presentations at the Freelance Forum Spring 2014. Due to some technical snafus, the recordings are incomplete. However, it gives an impression of the topics covered at the Forum.

Bookmark the Dublin Freelance website for announcements regarding the next Forum in Autumn 2014.

New Media Opportunities

New media: Malachy Browne (Storyful) and Sinead Van Kampen (PRSlides) talk about new media opportunities.


Breaking into Broadcasting

Due to a technical error, the beginning of Lenny’s presentation is missing). In his presentation, Lenny explained how a tweet about the lack of science programming on Irish radio led to expressions of interest from half a dozen collaborators, who became the Scibernia team, creating first a podcast and then radio programme broadcast on Near FM with support from Science Foundation Ireland. The 32 programmes from the series are archived at Scibernia.ie.
Along with Gavin Byrne from Near FM, Lenny then pitched the idea for Ireland’s Oceans to the BAI. The two part programme was broadcast on Near FM earlier this year.

Abigail Rieley on True Crime bookwriting

Sue Leonard on Ghostwriting

Commissioning Editors

Woman’s Way editor Aine Toner talks about the commissioning process.

Sunday Independent News Editor Liam Collins talks about pitching and commissioning.

Mail on Sunday News Editor Aiden Corkery talks about pitching and commissioning.