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Freelance Forum is a series of events to inform, educate and update freelance journalists in Ireland on the latest workplace and industry developments. The Forum is made possible by support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the National Union of Journalists.

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Ireland

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Freelance Forum is a series of events to inform, educate and update freelance journalists in Ireland on the latest workplace and industry developments. The Forum is made possible by support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the National Union of Journalists.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Freelance Forum 79: Rónán Ó Domhnaill

5/19/2024
Rónán Ó Domhnaill, media development commissioner with Coimisiún na Meán, talks about the latest work on the Courts Reporting Scheme and the Local Democracy Reporting Scheme, the timetable for rolling out the schemes, and issues in fair and balanced coverage of election and referendum campaigns in Irish news outlets. Freelance Forum is produced by Dublin Freelance NUJ and made possble by support from Coimisiún na Meán.

Duration:00:24:00

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Freelance Forum 78: Privacy and Safety Online

5/1/2024
Fergal Crehan is a barrister, with an interest in privacy and data protection. He speaks on staying safe online as journalists, personal privacy safeguards, and protecting work and personal data and sources.

Duration:00:35:30

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Freelance Forum 77: Newsletters

4/30/2024
Freelance Forum 77: Newsletters. Marketing consultant Drew Sheil and Dublin Inquirer co-founder Sam Tranum discuss the use of email newsletters to report news and as a way for freelance journalists to promote their own work. The discussion is chaired by freelance journalist Stephanie Costello. Recorded live at the Spring 2024 Freelance Forum on 8 April 2024.

Duration:01:00:00

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Freelance Forum 76: Pitching your Story

4/29/2024
Freelance Forum 76: Pitching To Editors with Jo Linehan (Sunday Times Climate magazine) Charlie Taylor (Business Post, Connected) and freelance journalist Kathryn Johnston, recorded at the Spring 2024 Freelance Forum on 8 April 2024 in Dublin

Duration:01:04:10

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Freelance Forum 75: Journalism in Troubled Times

4/27/2024
Freelance Forum 75: Tim Dawson, deputy general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists and a former president of the NUJ, delivers an opening address on Journalism In Troubled Times at the Spring 2024 Freelance Forum event in Dublin on 8 April 2024.

Duration:00:30:00

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Freelance Forum 74: Diversity in Irish Media

4/26/2024
Freelance Forum 74: From the Spring 2024 Forum, Priyanka Borpujari, James Casey [https://ilmi.ie/], Paula Fagan [https://lgbt.ie], and Aoife Kavanagh [https://www.unhcr.org/ie] discuss media diversity and issues of inclusion and equality. both in newsrooms, and in news coverage.

Duration:00:57:00

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Freelance Forum 73: Walaa Sabah

4/13/2024
Journalist Walaa Sabah talks about life in Palestine, being separated from her family since last year, and the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Walaa Sabah is the project manager of We Are Not Numbers. She previously held the position of community outreach and partnership officer. In 2022, Walaa won the UK’s prestigious Chevening scholarship and earned a first-class MSC degree in business with operations management from Warwick Business School. She works as a freelance journalist. You can read her articles on the MEE, EI, Mondoweiss, and the New Arab. Contact Walaa Sabah at Walaa@wearenotnumbers.org

Duration:00:17:00

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Freelance Forum Spring 2024

3/28/2024
Freelance Forum is a regular one day event designed to keep freelance journalists up to date with the latest developments in their industry. Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, it is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from Coimisiún na Meán Book now for #FreelanceForum Spring 2024 Get the lowdown on newsletters, Meet commissioning editors. personal safety briefing, diversity issues. Know a freelance journalist? Or an aspiring student or recent graduate? Tell a friend, tell a freelancer. Monday 8 April, Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. https://dublinfreelance.org/freelance-forum-spring-2024/

Duration:00:02:21

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Freelance Forum 72

3/4/2024
Freelance Forum 72: The future of journalism, technological challenges, and advice to freelancers with Jeff Jarvis, American journalist and the Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism Innovation and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Jeff Jarvis is the author of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News (CUNY Journalism Press, 2014), Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live (Simon & Schuster, 2011), What Would Google Do? (HarperCollins 2009), and the Kindle Single Gutenberg the Geek. He blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com and cohosts the podcast This Week in Google [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google]

Duration:00:33:30

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Freelance Forum 71: Malachi O'Doherty

2/11/2024
Malachi O'Doherty is a journalist, author and broadcaster in Northern Ireland. He talks with Gerard Cunningham about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and the scene in Northern Ireland. Check his books on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/MalachiOD

Duration:00:29:00

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Freelance Forum 70: Coming To Ireland

1/12/2024
Roba Aldereh spoke with Shamim Malekian, Nina Mishchenko, Razan Ibrahim, Heidar Al-Hashimi, and Carmelle Keane about the experiences and observations of non-Irish journalists who have come to study and work in Ireland.

Duration:00:30:00

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Freelance Forum 69: Hope & Courage Collective

12/17/2023
Freelance Forum 69: Hope & Courage Collective Mark Malone of the Hope & Courage Collective speaks about the challenges of reporting on the far right in Ireland. You can find out more about the Collective at https://hopecollectiveireland.ie/, and follow their social media accounts at https://twitter.com/hope_courage_ie https://www.linkedin.com/company/hope-courage-collective/ https://www.instagram.com/hopecollectiveireland/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_UX_XehRaQ9KH5OO9O8Phg More resources at https://hopeandcourage.ie/category/guides/

Duration:00:31:30

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Freelance Forum 65: Natasha Hirst

11/30/2023
NUJ president Natasha Hirst talks about life as a freelance journalist and photographer, and how the NUJ can help. Recorded in Dublin at the Freelane Forum Autumn 2023 event on 16 October 2023. A PDF version of Natasha's presentation is available at https://dublinfreelance.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/FreelanceForumNatashaHirst.pdf

Duration:00:32:29

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Freelance Forum 68: Joy Echipue

11/19/2023
Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 68: Joy Echipue. Gerard Cunningham talks with Joy Echipue about URock Magazine, living in Ireland, and breaking into journalism. You can check our URock magazine at https://urockmagazine.com.ng, and order a copy of Joy's latest book, "Discover Your Unique Path" on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Discover-Your-Unique-Path-Unlearn/dp/1546471251

Duration:00:20:00

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Freelance Forum 67: Pitching to the Press

11/8/2023
Aaron Rogan, Business Post deputy editor, Jennifer Stevens, Sunday Times features editor, Irish Tatler editor Jessie Collins, and Fiona Kenny talk about the pitching and commissioning process for freelancers.

Duration:01:00:30

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Freelance Forum 66: Rage Against the [A.I] Machines?

11/7/2023
Natasha Hirst, Seamus Dooley, Harry Browne, and Stephanie Costello talk about new technological and business challenges facing freelance journalists and news outlets.

Duration:01:12:30

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Freelance Forum 64: Travel in Europe

10/14/2023
Freelance Forum 64: Journalist Margaret Ward talks about travelling in Eastern Europe, the impact the Russian invasion of Ukraine has had on other countries in the region, and the benefits of an Interrail pass.

Duration:00:20:00

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Freelance Forum Autumn 2023

9/4/2023
The Freelance Forum Autumn 2023 event takes place on Monday 16 October at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. Reserve your place today at https://dublinfreelance.org/freelance-forum-autumn-2023/

Duration:00:01:25

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Freelance Forum 63: Autumn Courses with Lucille Redmond

8/24/2023
Freelance Forum 63: As the Autumn draws closer and evenings begin to lengthen, Lucille Redmond talks about one option for evening courses that might be of interest to freelance writers and others looking for new creative outlets. You can sign up to the course at https://mitbe.enrol.ie/crumlinaesept23//mitlive/Register/coursePage.php?courseid=270 And you can follow Lucille at https://twitter.com/Redmond_Lucille and https://mastodon.ie/@sinabhfuil

Duration:00:23:00

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Freelance Forum 62: The Freelance Life with Amy Fallon

8/15/2023
Freelance Forum 62: The Freelance Life - Gerard Cunningham talks with Amy Fallon about working as a freelance journalist in various markets, the differences between working for news outlets and NGOs, generating leads, and training and development for journalists. Find out more about Amy's work at www.amyfallon.com and www.amyfallon.com/media-and-communications-work/ You can follow Amy Fallon at www.amyfallon.com, or X/Twitter @amyfallon, and Mastodon @amyfallon@aus.social Some links mentioned by Amy during this podcast: https://impact.substack.com https://proximities.substack.com https://soniaweiser.wordpress.com/opportunities-of-the-week-newsletter/ https://www.sianmeadeswilliams.com https://www.journoresources.org.uk

Duration:00:29:00