Tag Archives: NUJ

What’s the worth of a a freelance?

A while back, someone posted to a freelance journalism group in Facebook looking for some advice on rates/ They’d been told by a published that they paid “standard rates”, and naturally, this raised the question, what are the standard rates? So I answered in part as follows: There is no such thing as a standard rate. and if I were to tell you one, I would be breaking the law…. Read Article →

Freelance Forum: All you need to know

There are only only six days to go until Freelance Forum Autumn 2014. Have you reserved your place yet? 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 and photographers, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online, it is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ Branch. Speakers at the Autumn 2014 Forum include… Read Article →

How to herd cats

This blog began life as a comment in a LinkedIn discussion, so if you’re not a freelance journalist, I apologize for wasting your time. I’m the membership secretary at Dublin Freelance, and well aware that the branch name is a bit of a misnomer. We’re really the Irish Freelance branch. For many freelances who want to attend the branch meetings, distance is an issue. There are members of Dublin in… Read Article →