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Gerard Cunningham


Gerard Cunningham

Writer. Journalist. Formerly a productive member of society.

32 Posts

  1. Help spread the word, share with the freelance journalist or journalism student in your life. Freelance Forum, Monday 8 April in Dublin. Freelance Forum Spring 2024. Book Now To Ensure Your Place. Time: 10.00AM – 4.30PM Date: Monday 8 April 2024 Venue: Pearse Centre.27 Pearse Street,
  2. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 71

    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. His most recent publications are Can Ireland Be One? (Merrion) and How T
  3. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 70: Coming to Ireland

    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. Available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and the podcatcher ap
  4. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 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 Podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and the podcatcher app of your choice
  5. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 68: Joy Echipue

    Gerard Cunningham talks with Joy Echipue about URock Magazine, living in Ireland, and breaking into journalism. Available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and the podcatcher app of your choice*
  6. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 67

    Pitching in the current newspaper environment, and the art of the pitch, with particular emphasis on print media. Aaron Rogan, Business Post deputy editor, Jennifer Stevens, Sunday Times features editor, Irish Tatler editor Jessie Collins, and Fiona Kenny talk about the pitching a
  7. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 66

    Natasha Hirst, Seamus Dooley, Harry Browne, and Stephanie Costello talk about new technological and business challenges facing freelance journalists and news outlets. The discussion covers the industrial and professional issues facing journalists and publishers in dealing with ver
  8. Freelance Forum Podcast Episode 65

    NUJ president Natasha Hirst speaks about life as a freelance journalist and photographer, and how the National Union of Journalists can help. Recorded live at the Autumn 2023 Freelance Forum. Listen at Apple Podcasts, or on any podcatcher app, or at
  9. So, this place is still a desert unless you're an American looking for American news?
  10. Travels in Eastern Europe

    Freelance Forum Podcast Episode 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. Available now on all podcatcher apps Margaret Ward
  11. Freelance Forum 63

    Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 63: Autumn Courses with Lucille Redmond - 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 creativ
  12. Freelance Forum Autumn 2023: Dublin

    Do you know a freelance journalist? Or a recent graduate or student journalist looking to find their feet in a fast-changing business? Drop them a note about #FreelanceForum . Reserve now for Monday 16 October. Freelance Forum is a regular one day event designed to keep freelance j
  13. The Freelance Life

    Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 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 journ
  14. Limited Scope

    Is it worth hanging around here any longer? I really don't need an app that just delivers me the latest news about Trump's court appearances. Anyone here from Europe?
  15. Freelance Forum Podcast Series Episode 61

    As the new Irish media regulator Coimisiún na Meán prepares for the future, Media Development Commissioner Rónán Ó Domhnaill talks about plans for the development of the Sound+Vision and other funds inherited from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, new funding for democracy f
  16. Freelance Forum 60: LGBTQ+ Pride

    For Pride Month, activist Stephen Spillane and Sinead Keane, director of communications and advocacy with BeLonGTo, talk with Gerard Cunningham about the issues and challenges for journalists in reporting on LGBTQ+ people and issues in Ireland and elsewhere. You can listen to this
  17. Freelance Forum podcast episode 59: Pitching for Popular Press Irish Daily Mail Editor Eddie Coffey and Irish Daily Star Sports Editor David Coughlan speak with freelance journalist Stephanie Costello, about pitching to the popular press Recorded at the Spring 2023 Freelance Forum
  18. Freelance Forum podcast episode 58: Freedom of Information

    RTÉ freedom of information deciding officer Richard Dowling, Niall Sargent, an investigative reporter with Noteworthy, and freelance journalist Robert Dunne speak about freedom of information legislation and access to environmental information regulations can work for freelance j
  19. Freelance Forum podcast 57: Co-operatives for Journalists

    Dr Bridget Carroll from the Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork and Darragh Walshe from the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society speak about how co-co-operative models can work for freelance journalism. Chaired by Berni Dwan, from the Spring 2023 Freelance
  20. Freelance Forum 56: Press Ombudsman Susan McKay

    Freelance Forum 56: Press Ombudsman Susan McKay talks about her career and the challenges facing journalists in Ireland at the Spring 2023 Freelance Forum. Recorded at Grangegorman TUD on 3 April 2023 .

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