FREELANCE FOCUS – LAST CHANCE FOR EARLYBIRD PRICES
IF you’re heading to the MEAA Freelance conference — Earlybird prices end tomorrow
Brisbane, AUGUST (Conference August 5 plus practical workshops August 4 & 6)
The earlybird rate ends this Friday – you can save over $100 on festival tickets.
Don’t miss this chance to explore the opportunities of the industry, inspirational talks and practically-focused sessions.
A stellar lineup features Trent Dalton, Michelle Law, Matt Condon, John Birmingham, Rebecca Sparrow, and more.
Earlybird ticket sales and scholarship entries end July 10: http://bit.ly/1MMxdWc
Don’t miss Claire Scobie’s workshop – back by popular demand following a successful event at the 2014 Storyology Conference
Do you juggle stories, projects and lists? Are you wasting precious time shuffling between documents, or getting distracted by social media? This half-day workshop explores some simple efficiency and project management techniques and tools, before giving you a comprehensive introduction to the writing software Scrivener.
Friday June 26, 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm
Walkley Training Room
245 Chalmers St, Redfern, NSW
Workshop: $245 (MEAA member discount – $195)
FREELANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Congratulations to the three top Australian freelancers selected as finalists in the 2015 Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year.
Fiona Harari, Andrew Quilty and William Verity.
The overall winner will be announced in Sydney on July 29.
More details: http://bit.ly/1Gbm4v5
This year’s awards attracted more than 60 top-quality entries, showing that freelance journalism in Australia is alive and kicking!
Apply now for the Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year 2015
This MEAA Walkley Award recognises “the unique contribution that freelance journalists make across all media platforms to the future of the industry.”
Open to residents of either Australia or New Zealand.
The winner will receive $3,000 in prize money, a full pass to the Walkley’s Storyology Summit and two tickets to the Walkley Awards Gala Dinner.
Entries are now open.
Apply online: http://bit.ly/freelanceaward
Don’t miss this fantastic session for Freelancers held by Flip Prior, who is Twitter Australia’s new Partnerships Manager – News & Government, thanks to the Australian Society of Authors.
Many of you will remember Flip as the former Partnerships Manager at the Walkley Foundation where she organised some great dos for us all.
Where and when?
Wednesday 4th February 2015
6pm to 8.30pm
The course will be held at:
ASA Office, Suite C1.06, 22-36 Mountain Street, Ultimo 2007
How to book
Australian Society of Authors (ASA) at https://www.asauthors.org/event/14713/twitter-for-freelancers.
Details: A workshop from Flip Prior – Twitter Australia’s Partnerships Manager, Government & News – on Twitter best practice for journalists. Flip will show you how to use Twitter’s free tools including photos, video and Vine, as well as demonstrate how to monitor breaking news using Tweetdeck and manage lists.
Cost: $15 including snacks and drinks.
Head on over to Rachel’s List to find the latest analysis from the 2014 Show Me The Money Survey.
More than 40 Aussie freelancers filled in the survey – and there’s great insights to be found.
(Do you agree with this comment on the future of freelance journalism:
The future….“￼￼￼￼￼Technology will overtake me and I will have to retrain/diversify/become a barista/prostitute.”?)
– check Rachel’s Blog for more details.
It’s on again … The Walkley Foundation’s annual journo gabfest has a full program of journo and writer festivities