New Ways to Make Journalism Pay 2012:

A Freelance Lifeboat in the Perfect Storm





Conference intro


New reasons why the media need professional freelances (with some old ones too, quite likely)

Chair: Barry McCall (NUJ President, freelance writer/editor)

Speaker 1: Peter Kirwan (Guardian, Press Gazette, Wired media writer)

Speaker 2: Arjum Wajid (broadcast journalist and freelance media ethics trainer)

Speaker 3: Guy Smallman (freelance photojournalist,a dozen assignments in Afghanistan)




Maximising social media and more

Chair: Janet Awe (freelance writer/PR)

Speaker 1: Christian Payne (ex-nationals photographer, now international social media content creator and consultant aka @Documentally)

Speaker 2: Fiona Cullinan (freelance digital journalist; after years in print mags crossed over and doubled her money)

Speaker 3: Lucia Adams (digital development editor, The Times)


New places to sell your work (new clients, new countries, new media...)

Chair: Adam Christie (NUJ VP, freelance sub/DTP/PR)

Speaker 1: making it in a recession and a media crisis from a standing start - Hina Pandya (freelance writer, print/online/blogger, ebooks)

Speaker 2: breaking BRICs: freelance outlets in developing economies - Huma Yusuf (freelance, former editor Pakistani English-language paper Dawn)

Speaker 3: finding clients who don't know they want you - Max Glaskin (b2b freelance, found cients in US, SE Asia, Australasia from scratch etc)


Lunch provided, conversation recommended


New ways, new "start-ups", small and big

Chair: Roger Prentis (freelance business editor)

Speaker 1: Local, low-cost... - Una Murphy (co-founder and publisher of the Belfast grant-aided community paper VIEWdigital, and spin-offs)

Speaker 2: National, big-money enterprises - Mark Watts (editor, Exaro online investigative op)

Speaker 3: Media co-ops: honest economics, honest journalism? - Dave Boyle (Co-ops UK media specialist)




New ways: overview - the freelance future

Chair: Fiona O'Cleirigh (freelance investigative journalist)

Speakers: Alex Klaushofer and Tim Dawson (editors of and authors of Help Yourself book on... new ways to make journalism pay)


Freelances: getting organised and staying independent in the new world of journalism

Chair: Jon Holden (freelance broadcast/photo journalist, mainly BBC)

Speakers: John Toner and Michelle Stanistreet

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